Niongun Lawrence Paul De-Kaa's scientific contributions

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Venomous snakebite is a medical emergency encountered worldwide, especially in resource‑limited communities. It usually leaves victims at the mercy of traditional care, whose effectiveness have come under scrutiny over time. Several of these traditional/first aid practices have also been reported over time. Controversies over their efficacy often r...


... The incidence of venomous snakebites is between 1.2 and 5.5 million per year worldwide, resulting in approximately 20 000-94 000 deaths and tens of thousands of disabled people. Most of the above events happen in rural tropical areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Asia [6,7]. It is estimated that 50% of these snakebites are venomous, resulting in 100 000 deaths per year [8]. ...