Traveling in the Tropics? Tread Carefully.
- 5 million people are bitten by venomous snakes every year.
- Yearly, snakebites kill more people than cholera, Dengue fever and Yellow fever combined.
- 400,000 people suffer amputations, disfigurement or permanent disability due to snakebites annually.
- Despite these figures, snakebite deaths are a largely ignored global public health crisis.