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Broadening the research landscape in the field of snakebite envenoming: Towards a holistic perspective

Published inToxicon, vol. 233, p. 107279
Publication date2023-09
Abstract

Snakebite envenoming (SBE) is a neglected tropical disease that kills and maims hundreds of thousands of people yearly, particularly in impoverished rural settings of the Global South. Understanding the complexity of SBE and tackling this disease demands a transdisciplinary, One Health approach. There is a long-standing research tradition on SBE in toxinology and human medicine. In contrast, other disciplines, such as veterinary medicine or social sciences, still need to be better developed in this field, especially in countries with a high incidence of SBE. Broadening the disciplinary landscape, connecting various research approaches, methods, and data across disciplines and sectors, and engaging with communities affected by SBE in implementing evidence-based solutions are needed. This review summarizes areas that require strengthening to better understand the complexity of SBE and to generate a robust body of knowledge to be translated into effective public health interventions.

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Keywords
  • Antivenom
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • One health
  • Snakebite envenoming
  • Transdisciplinary research
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GUTIÉRREZ, José María et al. Broadening the research landscape in the field of snakebite envenoming: Towards a holistic perspective. In: Toxicon, 2023, vol. 233, p. 107279. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2023.107279
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