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Scooters save lives of snakebite victims

Nepal project achieves dramatic drop in deaths by using motorbike helpers to rush the stricken to hospital

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11:46am, December 6, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — Enlisting volunteers with motorbikes to rush snakebite victims to regional hospitals has slashed the fatality rate in such emergencies to almost nothing in a part of Nepal where snakebites are frequent, physician Sanjib Kumar Sharma reported December 5 at a meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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