Snakebite envenomation turns again into a neglected tropical disease!

J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis. 2017 Aug 8;23:38. doi: 10.1186/s40409-017-0127-6. eCollection 2017.


On June 9th, 2017 WHO categorized snakebite envenomation into the Category A of the Neglected Tropical Diseases. This new situation will allow access to new funding, paving the way for wider and deeper researches. It should also expand the accessibility of antivenoms. Let us hope that it also leads to cooperation among stakeholders, aiming at improving the management of snakebites in developing countries.