Report of the 2nd International Conference on Envenomations in Africa (Deuxième Colloque International sur les Envenomations en Afrique)

Toxicon. 2005 Jul;46(1):115-8. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2005.03.004.


An international meeting on envenomations in Africa was held in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, the 19th and 20th of September, 2004, to gather clinical practitioners, epidemiologists, health authorities and antivenom producers to present and discuss the most recent available data on the prevalence of snake envenomations in Africa. The meeting concluded with a round table which had the objective of evaluating the problems facing the epidemiology and therapy of envenomations by African snakes and making some general recommendations at the level of national health authorities, researchers, medical practitioners, and international antivenom producers.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Africa / epidemiology
  • Animals
  • Antivenins
  • Humans
  • Public Health
  • Snake Bites / epidemiology
  • Snake Bites / therapy*


  • Antivenins