SNAKE BITE: TREATMENT SEEKING BEHAVIOUR AMONG SINDH RURAL POPULATION
AbstractBackground: Snake bite is a common medical emergency in Sindh rural and the epidemiological features andmanagement of the cases vary from region to region. This survey was conducted to see the community practicesregarding the management of snake bite cases. Methods: We conducted a community based survey from 200 villagesfrom six different districts of Sindh. Results: 74.5% of snake bite cases seek the treatment from local doctors while25.5% use the other measures. 92% of the cases use different First Aid measures while 8% were not using any FirstAid measures. 55.5% of the people know about the Anti Snake Venom (ASV) white 45.5% do not know about it.Only 49% of the people were using different preventive measures against snake bite.
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