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Table 6 Snake species, place of bite and the activity done at the time of bite

From: A study of snake bite among children presenting to a paediatric ward in the main Teaching Hospital of North Central Province of Sri Lanka

Snake species Total number Place of bite (Outdoor) % Place of bite (Indoor) % Activity done at the time of bite Number %
Number   Number
Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnalehypnale) 8 5 63 3 37 Walking (outdoor) 3 37.5
Playing (outdoor) 1 12.5
Gardening 1 12.5
Sleeping (Indoor) 2 25
Playing (Indoor) 1 12.5
Russel’s viper (Daboiarusselii) 5 4 80 1 20 Walking(outdoor) 4 80
Trying to wear the shoe (Indoor) 1 20
Saw-scaled viper (Echiscarinatus) 1 1 100 - - Walking 1 100
Cobra (Najanaja) 1 1 100 - - Walking 1 100
Common krait (Bungaruscareuleus) 3 - - 3 100 Sleeping 2 67
Playing 1 33