The Venomous Threat in DRC's Jungles

Poverty is pushing people deeper into DRC’s jungles in the quest for food, upping encounters with poisonous snakes that call the region home.
 
In another cruel twist, the remoteness of the equatorial forest renders medical intervention with anti-venoms nearly impossible—and means that many attacks go unrecorded.
 
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham’s stunning picture essay captures the toll on rural people who live at constant risk, with extremely limited treatment options.
 
“At this time we don’t have the money to produce serums or to distribute them around the country,” explains Sophie Bokuta of the University of Kinshasa’s center for anti-venom work.
 
The Guardian

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