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December 2016


Snake bites increase along the Fly River

Snake bites are on the increase in recent months along the Fly River according to the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP). CMSFHP clinical staff have expressed this after Suki and Tapila health facilities reported two deaths from the venomous Papuan Black snake. CMSFHP Program Manager, Kelly Kewa explained the reasons for the increases in snake bites.

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