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The snakebites are still a big concern for much of the world’s population. The World Health Organization (1) …………………………. that about 100,000 people die from the poisonous snakebites each year. Many more people become paralyzed or permanently (2) ………………… . And in poor, rural areas of Asia, Africa and South America, most deaths from snakebites go (3) ………………….. . Most victims live too far from clinics that could provide them with (4) …………………… . In Nepal, where more than 10 percent of bite victims die, an experimental program uses (5) …………………… motorcyclists to save residents. Since the program (6) ………………… 2003, only about 0.5 percent of victims who got a ride died. Researchers are also hard at work developing better tests to detect whether victims have been (7) ………….. by a poisonous snake and in some cases, even detect the species.

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