Nigeria Snake Bite Crisis - Is Anti-Venom Running Out?

Two hundred and fifty victims of snake bites have died in the last three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states, following an acute shortage of anti-venom in the country. The government has dismissed the rumour that public hospitals have ran out of anti-venom for treatment of snake bite patients.

Snake used to illustrate the story.

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