NEW DATA - In the next 24 hours,  380 persons in Brazil will be bitten by a venomous animal. - Press release Brazilian Snakes Project
Nowadays the accidents by venomous animals continue a grave problem of public health in Brazil, so much by the number of cases recorded, as much as by the gravity presented, being able to drive to the death or heavy sequels. In 2011 alone, more than 139 000 accidents with 293 deaths occurred. Brazilian Snakes Project, in Portuguese, Spanish and English, utilized for efficient and quick identification of vipers, snakes, spiders, centipedes, scorpions and as help in the initial measures of accident handling with venomous animals.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - NEW DATA - In the next 24 hours,  380 persons in Brazil will be bitten by a venomous animal. - Press release Brazilian Snakes Project
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For Immediate Release
In the next 24 hours,  380
persons in Brazil will be bitten by a
Nowadays the accidents by venomous animals
continue a grave problem of public health in
Brazil, so much by the number of cases recorded,
as much as by the gravity presented, being able to
drive to the death or heavy sequels.
In 2011 alone, more than 139 000 accidents with
293 deaths occurred.
According to data recently released by Ministério da Saúde - Secre-
taria de Vigilância em Saúde of Brazilian Government. In the past ten
years, there was an increase of 157% in accidents with venomous animals.
In 2011 alone, more than 139 000 accidents with 293 deaths occurred.
In Brazil, during the next 24 hours,  380 persons bitten by a
venomous animal can have serious health injury or live loss. As the human
population expands and the habitat for animals is reduced, accidents
involving venomous animals continue to grow.
WHO (World Health Organization) Neglected tropical diseases, the
researchers estimate that 421,000 envenomings and 20,000 deaths occur
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worldwide from snakebite each year, but warn that these figures may be as
high as 1,841,000 envenoming's and 94,000 deaths,. In Brazil alone, this
equates to almost 140,000 bites annually.
It is the 3rd cause of injury complains in the country. MÉDIA
ANUAL DE AGRAVOS - SINAN — Sistema de Informação de Agravos de
Notificação (see statistics http://www.cobrasbrasileiras.com.br/estatisticas-
There is mounting support from Brazilian hospitals and health offi-
cials that by helping people better identify, elude or handle venomous ani-
mals, lives will be saved!
The Brazilian Snake Project will produce vitally needed communi-
cation tools to be used by public health programs including: a web site,
book, DVD, child’s book and a photo exposition to build public awareness.
This information will be developed and communicated in Portuguese,
Spanish and English. The tools will be used throughout public schools and
the medical and veterinary community in Brazil.
Specific project objectives include:
1 Immediate identification of poisonous vs. non-poisonous vipers,
snakes, spiders, centipedes, and scorpions. This information is of vital
importance when determining which serum to be given to the victim.
2 Define accident handling procedures for venomous animals.
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3 Reduce non-essential extermination of poisonous animals to help
preserve the delicate ecological balance and reduce unwanted rodents and
4 Reduce and prevent diseases and epidemics caused by rodents
More information can be found at www.brazilian-snakes.com/ (in
English) or www.cobrasbrasileiras.com.br/ (in Portuguese, Spanish).
We are currently looking for both individual and corporate sponsor-
ship for this greatly needed project!
For more information contact Fernando Bergamaschi of Project
Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Example of snake family page - www.brazilian-snakes.com/viperi-
Example of animal page - www.brazilian-snakes.com/
Example of medical treatment page - www.brazilian-snakes.com/acci-
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Example of veterinary treatment page - www.brazilian-snakes.com/vete-
Example of scorpions treatment page - www.brazilian-snakes.com/sco-
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