1 042 people bitten by snakes in two months in Zimbabwe

File Picture: Snake

A total of 141 snake bite cases were recorded countrywide during the week ending 18 February 2024, according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

In a recent Disease Surveillance Report the ministry said seven deaths were recorded while others survived.

The cumulative figures for snake bites since the beginning of the year stood at 1 042.

Cumulative figures for year 2023 were 707 and three deaths.

In Zimbabwe, the snake season lasts from September to March when snakes become more active after a period of hibernation between April and August.

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