This news brief shines a light on an issue that is often overlooked, snake bites. Although many expect that antivenoms are readily available to save those bitten by a venomous snake, many rural farmers, especially in India, do not have access to high-quality anti-venom or any medication at all, resulting in around 100,000 deaths from snake bites each year. However, scientists believe that the number is much higher due to the fact that many farmers are unable to report snake bites to authorities due to their remote location.

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