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Vulnerability to snakebite envenoming: a global mapping of hotspotsLongbottom, J; Shearer, FM; Devine, M; Alcoba, G; Chappuis, F; Weiss, DJ; Ray, SE; Ray, N; Warrell, DA; Ruiz de Castañeda, R; et al. (Elsevier, 2018-07-12)Snakebite envenoming is a frequently overlooked cause of mortality and morbidity. Data for snake ecology and existing snakebite interventions are scarce, limiting accurate burden estimation initiatives. Low global awareness stunts new interventions, adequate health resources, and available health care. Therefore, we aimed to synthesise currently available data to identify the most vulnerable populations at risk of snakebite, and where additional data to manage this global problem are needed.