An Epidemiological Study of Patients with Snake Biting


Snake-chomp is a restorative significant crisis in numerous pieces of the world. There are various information identified with the snake gnawing cases on the planet. WHO assessed that there are 300,000 of snake gnawing cases with 40000 cases prompting passings every year (Vahdanei, 1995).

Snake gnawing is one of the most significant medicinal crises in Bandar 268 territory SW Iran. The wellbeing focal point of Khuzestan region reports 900-1000 cases snake gnawing with 1-2 passings every year (KHC, 2000).

The snakes most generally connected with human mortality in Khuzestan are Walterinnesia aegyptica of Elapidae family and cerastes, Echis carinatus, Pseudocerastes persicus and Vipera lebetina of Viperidae family (Latifi, 2000).

The snake gnawing isn’t very much reported in Khuzestan. Consequently, the current epidemiological investigation was led in the Mahshar of Khuzestan to start preventive measures to lessen snake gnawing frequencies. Since snake-chomp rates change from locale to area and rely on (I) the common living space of specific types of snake in the district and (ii) likelihood of person coming in contact.


Bandar Mahshahr is situated in Khuzestan region of SW Iran with 30° 33′ 22″ North, 49° 9′ 6″ East and 3 meters of ocean level elevation. Mean day time temperature is 31.5°C in the year and greatest day time mean temperature in the year is 43°C in July and August and least mean night temperature in the year is 8°C January. Yearly precipitation is 197 mm with the most extreme precipitation is in the January with 53 mm .

In the present investigation the information of snake gnawing was examined from the purposes of epidemiological angles. The information were gathered from wellbeing focal point of Bandar Mahshahr in regards to patients with snake gnawing during 1997-2001. Absolutely, 190 records were contemplated during five years.

The outcomes demonstrated that 84.7 and 15.3% of snake gnawing cases were guys and females, separately. A sum of 190 cases, 62.2% were inhabitants of rustic occupants and 37.8% of urban occupants.

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