A British employee of a non-governmental organization that survived coronavirus, dengueand malariais recovering after a life-threatening snake bitein Rajasthan state in western India.
Ian Jones was bitten by a cobra in the rural district of Jodhpur and admitted to the local hospital, about 350 kilometers from the regional capital Jaipur.
“ Jones entered the establishment last week after a snake bite in a village in the region.
Initially it was suspected that he also had Covid-19 (for the second time) but finally went negative,” Dr. Abhishek Tater, who treated him at Medipulse Hospital , told AFP on Saturday.
“ While hospitalized, I was aware and had symptoms of snake bite, including blurred vision and difficulty walking, but these are usually transient symptoms,” Tater added.
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Jones was discharged at the beginning of the week. “We believe that it will not suffer long-term consequences. If it has not yet improved, it will in the next few days,” added the doctor.
He also stated that snake bites are common in rural areas of the region.
Jones works with traditional artisans in Rajasthan and together with the oenegé Sabirian, helps them import their products into Britain.
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