Hundreds in Cambodia survive snake bites

The Banteay Meanchey provincial Department of Health said this year had seen more than 300 people saved from snake bites after seeking timely treatment from state hospitals across the province.

As a precaution, department director Keo Sopheatra called on people bitten by snakes to seek treatment from state hospitals rather than private clinics or traditional healers.

Traditional treatment, he said, could make the snake venom spread quickly, putting a victim’s life in danger.

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