Venomous snake bites endemic in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

August 11, 2023

Several people in Gia Lai Province, located in Vietnam's Central Highlands region, have been hospitalized over the past few days after being bitten by venomous snakes in their homes. Over the past two weeks, Gia Lai General Hospital has admitted nine patients suffering from venomous snakebites. Among them, three arrived at the hospital in a critical condition and were immediately directed to the intensive care unit. So far in 2023, 26 patients have been bitten by venomous snakes and subsequently admitted to the department. “The majority of snakes in Gia Lai Province, and the Central Highlands region in general, are red-tailed vipers, Malayan pit vipers, and Indochinese spitting cobras," said Dr. Buoc.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News