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Research Article

Annual Incidence of Snake Bite in Rural Bangladesh

  • Ridwanur Rahman,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • M. Abul Faiz,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Shahjada Selim,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Bayzidur Rahman,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Ariful Basher,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Alison Jones,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Catherine d'Este,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

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  • Moazzem Hossain,

    Affiliation: Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Ziaul Islam,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Habib Ahmed,

    Affiliation: Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

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  • Abul Hasnat Milton mail

    milton.hasnat@newcastle.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

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  • Published: October 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000860

About the Authors

Ridwanur Rahman, Shahjada Selim
Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
M. Abul Faiz, Ariful Basher
Department of Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bayzidur Rahman
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alison Jones
School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Catherine d'Este, Abul Hasnat Milton
School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Moazzem Hossain
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ziaul Islam
Department of Community Medicine, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Habib Ahmed
Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author

Email: milton.hasnat@newcastle.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RR MAF BR AB AJ CdE MH AHM. Performed the experiments: RR AB ZI HA AHM. Analyzed the data: SS BR CdE AHM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RR AB AHM. Wrote the paper: RR MAF SS BR AB AJ CdE MH ZI HA AHM.