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Red-tailed viper attacks increase

Update: December, 09/2014 - 09:37
HCM City-based Cho Ray Hospital has treated 500 people for red-tailed viper attacks this year. — Photo tinmoi

HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City-based Cho Ray Hospital has treated 500 people for red-tailed viper attacks this year.

Patients mostly come from Long An, Binh Phuoc, Binh Duong, Dong Nai and HCM City.

In the rainy month of October alone, the hospital received 90 patients, up from 50 in the previous months.

Head of the hospital's Tropical Disease Department, Tran Quang Binh, said that the number of red-tailed viper attacks increased in the southern region once consistent rains arrived.

Binh advised that snake-bite victims should keep still and brought to the hospital as soon as possible after giving them proper first aid.

According to the hospital, no fatality from the viper has been reported so far. — VNS

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