ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Human Fatalities from Venomous Animals Autopsied at A Tertiary Care Centre A Five-Year Study (2018-2022)

    S. Mathipa, S. Ramachandiran, E. Sabarinathan, Harish Sreethu
    JCDR. 2023: 1732-1739


    To evaluate the causes of human fatalities in cases autopsied at Chengalpattu government medical college from 2018 to 2022 that were caused by venomous animal encounters. Methods: Retrospective study of data collected from the police requests for autopsy and history of the cases from department of forensic medicine and toxicology in Chengalpattu government medical college. Results: From 2018-2022, 144 dead bodies were autopsied at Chengalpattu government medical college after venomous animal encounters. An average of 30 fatalities per year were recorded. Males appear to be the group most likely to die from an encounter. Conclusions: A significant loss of human lives are happening due to envenomation from venomous animals especially in the working age group in rural population. Rural population has a disproportionate impact on rural population.


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    Volume 14 Issue 2