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24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Drsheddy(m): 10:37am On Sep 11, 2018
The Snake Bite Treatment and Research Centre in Kaltungo, Gombe State, says it has recorded 24 deaths out of the 1,829 cases of snake bites recorded between January and August.

The officer in charge of the centre, Abubakar Ballah, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaltungo on Monday.

He said the 24 deaths recorded were due to the lateness in reporting cases to the hospital, with many of the patients admitted in critical conditions.

“Today is September 10 and we have 84 patients in our records currently receiving treatment and probably more patients will come before the month ends.

“The cases are on the increase because of the downpour which dislodges snakes from their holes to seek higher ground because they do not like wet environment.

“They climb trees, maize or millet to keep away from water; that is the reason why people are severely bitten,’’ he said.

He said apart from farmers, herdsmen who climb trees to cut leaves for their livestock are also at risk as well as those who go to the bush to fetch firewood.

Mr Ballah appealed to farmers to refrain from staying late in their farms, saying snakes often come out in the evening to look for prey.

He also lamented the attitude of treating victims at home with the use of herbs until the condition had deteriorated.

“We are calling on their relatives to stop giving snake bite victims herbs because some of the herbs cause the person to vomit, thereby making the condition to deteriorate.
“The only first aid you can give to a snake bite patient is paracetamol and then you rush to the hospital.

“We have drugs in sufficient quantity and enough backing by the state government.

“Even though some of the patients we receive come from the neighbouring states, they receive treatment free of charge like indigenes,’’ he said.

(NAN)
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nnorth-east/283060-24-die-of-snake-bites-in-gombe.html

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Drsheddy(m): 10:38am On Sep 11, 2018
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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Nobody: 10:58am On Sep 11, 2018
kill all snakes
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by LuciferKristi: 11:08am On Sep 11, 2018

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by dominique(f): 1:29pm On Sep 11, 2018
LuciferKristi:



What da funk! shocked

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Mecukex: 1:31pm On Sep 11, 2018
Gatiwb
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by izzy4shizzy(m): 1:31pm On Sep 11, 2018
Me when I see a snake

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by DrholuwaTOBI(m): 1:32pm On Sep 11, 2018
Our health care system is lifeless.

Lala, We know this present administration has offended the gods of the snake and has failed the reptiles.

please Bro LaLa, Help us beg your people to leave our Brothers from Gombie alone.

Thank you in Advance.

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by AtikuNetwork: 1:32pm On Sep 11, 2018
LuciferKristi:


That's a remote controlled fake snake. angry

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by kalusky02(m): 1:33pm On Sep 11, 2018
The state should declare operation call all snake. They should use them for stomach infrastructure.
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Nobody: 1:34pm On Sep 11, 2018
sorry
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by cricifixo: 1:34pm On Sep 11, 2018
abeg which movie is this? will like to watch
LuciferKristi:

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Injiggerwolf(m): 1:34pm On Sep 11, 2018
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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by zinnyzee(f): 1:37pm On Sep 11, 2018
Ewwww... I hate snakes
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by nams77: 1:39pm On Sep 11, 2018
LuciferKristi:

Holy mo!!! What is this

OK. After watching carefully, there is something phony here. Snakes move in a spirally pattern. This one is moving straight. It seems drawn and very few women will not freak out at the sight of a snake.

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by JamesTPhillips: 1:40pm On Sep 11, 2018
cheesy
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by emeejinsm: 1:42pm On Sep 11, 2018
I believe this tori is either coming from lala or promoted by lala
If you know you know
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by BigGuyMan01: 1:43pm On Sep 11, 2018
AtikuNetwork:


That's a remote controlled fake snake. angry
It's not a fake snake. It happened in Ottawa my buddy videoed this particular incident. I was there life cool
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Horus(m): 1:45pm On Sep 11, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXq_2D91-oc

Nigeria runs low on snakebite antidote

Snake bites kill more than 100,000 people every year.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says reducing the number of fatalities is a ''global health priority''.

Many victims are in Nigeria, where doctors are struggling to save lives.
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by 3kay945(m): 1:48pm On Sep 11, 2018
BigGuyMan01:

It's not a fake snake. It happened in Ottawa my buddy videoed this particular incident. I was there life cool

Ok,, but what were you smoking while your buddy do the videoing

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by sureteeboy(m): 1:52pm On Sep 11, 2018
DrholuwaTOBI:
Our health care system is lifeless.

Lala, We know this present administration has offended the gods of the snake and has failed the reptiles.

please Bro LaLa, Help us beg your people to leave our Brothers from Gombie alone.

Thank you in Advance.

24 deaths out of almost 2000 cases recorded. According to the post, those deaths are actually due to the fact that the victims never sought medical attention on time.

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by richiepolymer(m): 1:58pm On Sep 11, 2018
Heard they don't harm snakes in Gombe. Well.....if o my they have been eating the damn snakes they would have all fled.
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Chrysogonusxtian(m): 1:59pm On Sep 11, 2018
Things that i have never seen or heard of are what i have seeing and hearing in this current admission. The economy is very unfavourable to not only masses but also to animals even to the extend of getting down to the poor snakes in d bush making them to turn against the farmers thinking they are the cause of d hardship. Only God can save us by sending Moses to rescue Gombe people
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by ola12(m): 2:00pm On Sep 11, 2018
LuciferKristi:

Very fake. Look at the shadow on the ground, there's a man reeling the snake in with a fishing line, which the woman then proceeds to catch when it gets close. The snake is most likely dead

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by SarcasticGenius(m): 2:09pm On Sep 11, 2018

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Nobody: 2:14pm On Sep 11, 2018
grin

Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Nobody: 2:15pm On Sep 11, 2018
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by Adeshowxxx: 2:40pm On Sep 11, 2018
Kaltungo is called Snake Island cuz of numerous snake bite incidents. If you're from Gombe or its environ, this shouldn't be a news to you. There's actually a snake ward located in the General hospital where they attend to snake bites related cases in and around the State and I read they're constructing snake hospital at the moment. So, it has nothing to do with the administration.
If you need snakes and scorpions, go to Gombe.
Chrysogonusxtian:
Things that i have never seen or heard of are what i have seeing and hearing in this current admission. The economy is very unfavourable to not only masses but also to animals even to the extend of getting down to the poor snakes in d bush making them to turn against the farmers thinking they are the cause of d hardship. Only God can save us by sending Moses to rescue Gombe people

Who says they don't harm snakes in Gombe? At a point, you get rewarded for killing a snake in Kaltungo (that's long time ago, though). That LG is sometimes referred to as the host of Most poisonous snake in West Africa.
richiepolymer:
Heard they don't harm snakes in Gombe. Well.....if o my they have been eating the damn snakes they would have all fled.
Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by whizzyleejr(m): 2:48pm On Sep 11, 2018
Head is paining them, dem no get eyes to see?
This is somebori

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Re: 24 Die Of Snake Bites In Gombe by win2kwire: 3:14pm On Sep 11, 2018
send the snakes to Fulani Herdsmen and IGBOs, they are the worst group of Nigerians around!

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