How many people die from snakebites?

How many people die from snakebites?

Two astonishing facts: In India, around 1 in 270 people die from snakebites by the age of 70. And: Each year, around 50,000 to 60,000 people die from snakebites. In Australia, home to the deadliest snakes in the world, that number is 2 (as in: two). Why is this interesting? Because it tells a story of poverty, and of the importance of data in global health.

From Weekly Filet #437, in April 2023.

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