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WC Health dept urges people to be cautious during snake season

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Health Department is exhorting inhabitants to be wary while doing outside exercises as its now snake season. 

October to April is snakebite season, and as temperatures increment, snakes become more dynamic. 

The Poison Information Helpline of the Western Cape (PIHWC) is asking individuals to tread carefully and give close consideration while getting a charge out of open air exercises during this season. 

The PIHWC gets many calls concerning snakebites consistently. In the course of recent years they got 1 411 calls with respect to snakebites. 

"On account of a snake nibble get the patient to a clinical office quickly, note much of the time you have two or three hours before genuine perilous side effects show themselves" said the Director of the Tygerberg Poison Information Center Carine Marks.We ought to see what will happen in the next coming days, as this is a very serious issue.

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