Death from snakebite (native species only) in Europe.
(data from 21 out of 36 countries, = 58%).
If you hear on new cases or know different data, please mail them to me, to keep this table up to date.
In literature, up to 100 fatal cases from snakebite are given per year for Europe.
The WHO report 1998 gives 30 per year for Europe.
A short note in "New Scientist" from December, 2nd, 1995, says 95 people died from 77.000 bites in Europe during the last 125 years (up to 1995?).
Here are the up to date data from our continent for each country, mailed to me by local people (thousends thanks to them!).
|Austria||diverse||none known since at least 30 years|
|none in recent times|
|Bulgaria||B. Naumov||no data|
|Croatia||B. Horvatic||2 by V. ammodytes
|1 by V. ammodytesa)||1 by V. ammodytesb)|
|Czech Rep.||G. Gadjukin||1 by Vipera berus on May, 11th, 2000e)
1 by V. latastei on February 24th, 2003f)
|Estonia||P. Poldsam||No deaths known since at least 15 to 20 years|
|Finland||M. Niskanen||none since 1982|
|Germany||D. Bohle||2004: 81 years old woman on Rügen island (Baltic Sea)|
|Great Britain||J. Foster, W. Wüster||none since 1975|
|Greece||M. Wilson, D. Buttle||1 by M. xanthina on Lesvosh)||1 by V. ammodytes on Corfuc)|
|Hungary||L. Krecsak||2 by Vipera berus since 1960|
|Italy||H. Billing||1 by V. aspis on June 25th|
|Macedonia||S. Boguljub||1 by V. ammodytes|
|Montenegro||R. Ajtic||none as long as a part of Serbia|
|Netherlands||P. Janssen||none since 1946|
|Norway||P. Poldssam||none since about 15 years ago|
|Romania||L. Krecsak, V. Cioflec||4 by V. ammodytes, but none in the last 7 years|
|Slovenia||V. Cafuta||none since 1945, maybe longerd)|
|Switzerland||H. Schmocker||none since 1961|
|Turkey (europ.)||N. Igcy||none known for european part|
a) 69 years old woman,
b) 1,5 month old boy, bitten in face,
c) seventyish years old woman on Corfu
d) Dr. Tome mentioned that she heard of a case of soldier that was bitten in the neck by venomous snake and died, but she doesn't know if it is true or just "a tale for scaring people,
e) near Litvinov in Krizatky village. Adult Vipera berus bit about 50 years old man to his hand. He died after 14 days in hospital of Most. Cause was strong alergic reaction.,
f) Mr. Petr Vozenilek. He died in February 24. 2003 after he was bitten by adult female Vipera latastei from his breeding (no native species in Czech, but an European one).
g) 15 yeasrs old boy in Mandamados village, Lesvos island.
h) boy on Mount Lepitimnos, Lesvos island.
i) see: Luksic, Bradaric & Prgomet, 2006