Sri Lanka recoils from snakebite death rate

Most snake species on island nation are harmless, but venomous few pose serious threat.

    Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of snakebite deaths in the world. 

    While most of the 93 snake species on the island nation are harmless, it is the venomous few that are posing a threat to humans.

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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