Showing map of “snake danger”: memo herpetofauna
An international group of scientists conducted a large-scale work, pointing on the world map the regions where people most threatened by a poisonous snake.
5 April 2019 at 11:41
The study “snake danger” was conducted by specialists from USA, UK and Switzerland. Based on it the map will help us to better protect people’s health from the threat posed by the poison of reptiles.
The basis of the study data were collected about the habitats of 278 species of poisonous snakes, provided by the world health organization. In these territories a total population of 6.85 billion people. The analysis took into account three criteria: the time required for vehicle access to vulnerable areas, the quality of medical services and the existence of an effective antidote.
It turned out that in Oceania, South Asia, and Central Africa and Central America increased risk 146,7 million people: not only are home to many poisonous reptiles, but health facilities are too far away.
All were developed three maps showing danger areas, where people live surrounded by poisonous snakes and do not have access to skilled medical care. In addition, around the world, from USA to Portugal, snakes, the poison of which is an effective antidote. Taking into account all three criteria “snake danger” threatens 92,66 million people living in different parts of the world.
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