Snake bite envenomation at Aysha refugee camp health center

Author(s): Tameru K


Snake bite remains one of the major public health problems in many countries including Ethiopia. This case report comprises four snake bite envenomation incidents presented to Aysha refugee camp health center in the eastern part of the country between May and August 1999 (hottest season of the year). All the four this cases had systemic manifestations one of whom died at arrival, the rest being successfully treated and discharged. In the body of the report, each case is described, relevant literature reviewed briefly, discussed, and finally conclusions are made.

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