Because of superstition, people in South Sudan put dead snakes in trees after killing them, as they believe they may otherwise come back to life. But one of the most common snakes, the Puff Adder is never killed, as it veneered for religious reasons.
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16 September 2022

Why rapid treatment is essential after a snakebite: a story from South Sudan

Pierre-Yves Bernard

On International Snakebite Awareness Day (September 19th), we heard from Dr Mark McNicol, recently returned from MSF assignment in Lankien, a remote rural area in Jonglei State, South Sudan, where being bitten by a snake can mean profound and long-term impacts for people.