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Over 1,800 snake bite cases in Raigad district from Jan 2023-April 24: official

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Alibaug: As many as 1,820 cases of snake bites were reported from coastal Raigad district in Maharashtra from January 2023 to April this year, resulting in the death of five persons, a district health official has said.

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According to the district administration, the cases of snake bites spike when farmers undertake pre-monsoon work in the paddy field.

"Five persons died during treatment at hospitals," the official said.

Sufficient stock of anti-venom medicine is available in government hospitals, he said.

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