With increased numbers of people travelling to exotic places, there is also an increasing awareness of tropical diseases. However, there are a number of tropical diseases, such as snake bite, which are often overlooked as major issues. Snake bite is an on-going global problem, and is often neglected as an important public health concern. Many are unprepared and uninformed when it comes to snake bites, which can have fatal consequences for humans.
In celebration of World Snake Day, where many are sharing their appreciation for snakes from the King Cobra to the Black Rat Snake, it is important to also raise awareness of snake bite as a tropical disease, as well as the preventative measures that can be taken
So, how well informed are you about snake bites, and the snakes themselves? Do you know the preventative measures? And ultimately what are your chances of survival?
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