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WHO Moves Snakebite Envenoming To List Of 20 Priority Neglected Diseases

STAT: Snakebite finally makes a WHO list of top global health priorities
“In a decision public health activists are calling both landmark and long overdue, the World Health Organization has placed snakebite envenoming on its list of top 20 priority neglected tropical diseases — giving it the highest possible ranking for diseases of its kind. The move could spur new efforts in the decades-long battle to limit the global toll of snakebite, which kills more than 100,000 each year and maims and cripples millions more…” (McFarling, 6/12).