Focus on Global Medicine

Snake Bites and Envenomation

March 28, 201115 min
Host: Mary Leuchars, MD

Guest: Simon Jensen, MBChB, FACEM, BSc(Hons), MSc(Dist)

How common are snake bites in various parts of the world, and how many of these are venomous? What are the symptoms of envenomation, and how widely does the venom vary among snake species? Dr. Simon Jensen, founding director of the Global Snake Bite Initiative and clinical research supervisor at the University of Papua New Guinea's snake bite research project, discusses methods and treatments for snake bites. Dr. Mary Leuchars hosts.

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