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  • Emsos Village, Baringo County

    The C.E.O of  Snabirc-Kenya with a family in Emsos Village in Baringo County. This family lost a child in the year 2014 when a puff adder slid into their bed and bit the child on the nose bridge between the eyes. She died a short while later.

  • Emsos Village, Baringo County

    This Child, aged 7 years was bitten by a snake in the year 2014 with her sister as they slept in their home. She was fortunate to live but her sister died. This child is now disabled and she is developing paralysis in both legs. Before the snakebite, she was an active child who was about to go to pre-school, but now she cannot move on her own.

  • Emsos Village, Baringo County

    This Child, aged 7 years was bitten by a snake in the year 2014 with her sister as they slept in their home. She was fortunate to live but her sister died. This child is now disabled and she is developing paralysis in both legs. Before the snakebite, she was an active child who was about to go to pre-school, but now she cannot move on her own.

  • Emsos Village, Baringo County

    A young man shows his scar inflicted by a snake. The   Snake actually sunk its fangs into his arm and he had to wrestle to shake the snake off his muscle. He was very lucky because it was a dry bite. He escaped with deep bruises which resulted in the above scar.

  • Emsos Village, Baringo County

    This 5 year old girl was attacked by a snake at around 8 pm as the family prepared to go to sleep. She was rushed to a nearby health facility for emergency treatment. She was referred to a better facility the following day where she spent close to four months receiving treatment. She finally came out of hospital but with a disabled arm.

1. Note the Snake's Appearance

  • Be ready to describe the snake to the doctor or the emergency staff.

2. Protect the Person
While waiting for medical help:
Move the person beyond striking distance of the snake.

  • Have the person lie down with wound below the heart.
  • Keep the person still to keep venom from spreading.
  • Cover the wound with loose, sterile bandage.

Do not:

  • Cut a bite wound
  • Attempt to suck out venom
  • Apply tourniquet, ice, or water
  • Give the person alcohol or caffeinated drinks

3. Follow Up
If you treat the bite at home contact a health care provider. The person may need a tetanus injection and a boosters should be given every 10 years. At the hospital, treatment will depend on the type of snake. If the snake was venomous, the person will be given anti-venom treatment.A tetanus shot may be given,

 


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