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Sixty seconds on … snakebite

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 27 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j3065
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Takes me back to my student days—dancing to The Wonder Stuff in the union bar, wearing my DMs, and supping on a pint of snakebite and black

No, you idiot. Not the drink but the injury caused by the long, slithery animal. The World Health Organization has just put snakebite envenoming on its list of the world’s top 20 neglected tropical diseases in what campaigners are hailing as a long overdue decision.

Silly me. They’re both pretty nasty though

Exactly. Around five million people are thought to be bitten by snakes every …

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