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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:10 - Updated Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:10

Work on poisonous snakes launched in Angola

Dundo - Doctor Paula Regina Simões de Oliveira launched this Saturday, in the city of Dundo (Lunda Norte), the work ‘’Snakes in Angola - a toxicological and clinical vision of the poisonings’’ which addresses the issue of epidemiology resulting from snakebite.

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The scientific work has 159 pages and 18 chapters.

In brief statements, Paula de Oliveira said that it was not possible to bring to the public all the species of snake in the country, but that sought to provide knowledge to the population and the medical community about their danger, to act with a correct clinical reasoning.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), five million people in the world are annually affected by snake bites.

Paula de Oliveira was dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Katyavala Buila University (Benguela). She currently coordinates research for the production of serums against snake venoms, from CIMETOX.

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