High temperatures lead to increase in venomous snakes in Jordan — group

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AMMAN — Heba Al-Dajah, the deputy head of the Jordan Valley Snake Lovers group, has issued a warning that the recent high temperatures have caused an increase in the emergence of venomous snakes in several areas of Jordan, particularly in Amman and Zarqa. اضافة اعلان

According to Khaberni, two serious cases of snake bites were recorded last April, one of which involved a 40-year-old woman. In May, a child died, and another suffered a severe bite from a venomous saw-scaled viper.

Harm reduction effortsIn response to the situation, Dajah stated that her team is working tirelessly to combat the rise of venomous snakes in Jordan, especially in the public facilities that are most affected.

She added that saw-scaled vipers are a frequent invaders in these areas. Her team is using all available resources to prevent these snakes from causing harm.

Vaccine efficacyDajah also expressed concern about the effectiveness of the Indian vaccine against snake venom and called on the concerned authorities at the Ministry of Health to provide the Saudi vaccine, which has proven to be highly effective in treating patients.

The Jordan Valley Snake Lovers team is personally procuring the antivenom from neighboring countries and distributing it free of charge to cases of snake bites.

 The group is encouraging people to take precautions and to seek immediate medical attention if they encounter a venomous snake.

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