What are the best precautions against snake bite ?
Snakes bite nearly 5.5 million people every year and this leads to about 400,000 amputations and anything between 20,000 to 125,000 deaths.
Even so, the global heath community has chosen to overlook the suffering caused by snakebites.
Now, a seminar by Professor David A Warrell from the University of Oxford and linked Viewpoint have appeared in this week's Lancet.
They talk about how spreading education about snakebite can reduce its risk.