SignIn
Kerala Kaumudi Online
Monday, 22 July 2024 7.03 PM IST

Once facing extinction, venomous viper species now spreading in Bangladesh

snake

DHAKA: Bangladeshis are grappling with highly venomous snakes that were threatened with extinction a few years ago. With the harvest season in the country, the number of people getting bitten by snakes has increased. With the increase in the number of people seeking treatment, the Ministry of Health has also given instructions to keep enough anti-venom in hospitals.

Bangladeshis are suffering a lot because of the viper species, which was threatened with extinction in 2002. The incidence of bites by vipers, which are mostly found in human habitation areas, is increasing in the country. According to a report released last year (2023), at least 7,000 people succumb to snakebite in the country every year.

In 2002, vipers were declared extinct in Bangladesh. But recently vipers have been found in various places in Bangladesh. Experts explain that they are usually found in dry areas and adapt to any climate. They were rarely found in swampy and muddy areas and are currently found in all 25 districts of Bangladesh. Viper venom affects the circulatory system.

Vipers are said to be the most dangerous of snakes. Their ability to quickly turn and carve their opponent is terrifying. The speed of the viper also increases the danger. If a viper bites and gets poison inside, there is a high possibility of death of the bitten person.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION
TAGS: BANGLADESH
KERALA KAUMUDI EPAPER
TRENDING IN WORLD
TRENDING IN WORLD
X
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.