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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:60

WHO backs plans to increase access to antisera for bites and stings:The World Health Organization is creating a five year plan to boost production in developing countries of antisera to treat people bitten by dogs or snakes or stung by scorpions. WHO estimates that eight million people need antirabies serum each year. And nearly five million snake bites and scorpion stings are recorded annually, three quarters of which could result in death, amputation, …

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