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Where is the greatest shortage of antivenom immunoglobulins?

There is a shortage of antivenom immunoglobulins in certain parts of the world, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a concern because there are higher rates of death from venomous bites in this region. With improved access, these rates of complications and death can be decreased. International experts are working on guidelines to help improve the access problem.

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