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Mapping snakebite epidemiology in Nicaragua--pitfalls and possible solutions.

Hansson, Erik LU ; Cuadra, Steven LU ; Oudin, Anna LU ; de Jong, Kim LU ; Stroh, Emilie LU ; Torén, Kjell and Albin, Maria LU (2010) In PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 4(11).
Abstract
Snakebites are a public health problem in Nicaragua: it is a tropical developing country, venomous snakes are present and there are reports of snakebites treated both in the formal and informal health care system. We aimed to produce an incidence map using data reported by the health care system that would be used to allocate resources. However, this map may suffer from case detection bias and decisions based on this map will neglect snakebite victims who do not receive healthcare. To avoid this error, we try to identify where underreporting is likely based on available information.
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  author       = {Hansson, Erik and Cuadra, Steven and Oudin, Anna and de Jong, Kim and Stroh, Emilie and Torén, Kjell and Albin, Maria},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Public Library of Science},
  series       = {PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  title        = {Mapping snakebite epidemiology in Nicaragua--pitfalls and possible solutions.},
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  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2010},
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