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Venomous Stings and Bites in the Tropics (Malaysia): Review (Non-Snake Related)

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1107230, PP. 1-24

Subject Areas: Toxicology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology

Keywords: Venom, Toxins, Tropical, Malaysia, Bite

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The success in conservation and increase in number of nature reserves resulted in repopulation of wildlife across the country. Whereas areas which are not conserved experience deforestation and destruction of animal’s natural habitat. Both of these scenarios predispose mankind to the encounter of animals, some of which carry toxins and cause significant harm. This review dwells into the envenomation by organisms from the land and sea, excluding snakes which are discussed separately. Rapid recognition of the organism and rapid response may aid in further management and changes the prognosis of victims.

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Er, X. Y. , Arief, I. D. J. , Shajahan, R. , Arief, F. J. and Pillai, N. (2021). Venomous Stings and Bites in the Tropics (Malaysia): Review (Non-Snake Related). Open Access Library Journal, 8, e7230. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1107230.

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