King Cobra (image) California Academy of Sciences Caption Snakebite is one of the most neglected of tropical diseases -- the number of fatalities is comparable to that of AIDS in some developing countries. Credit John H. Tashjian © California Academy of Sciences Usage Restrictions Image must be used with proper citation. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.