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After Malaria And Covid, British Man Survives Cobra Bite In Rajasthan

Ian Jones was bitten by a cobra in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. (Representational)

New Delhi:

A British charity employee who survived coronavirus, dengue and malaria was recovering after a probably lethal snake chew in Rajasthan.

Ian Jones was bitten by a cobra in Jodhpur district of the desert state and admitted to hospital in Jodhpur metropolis, about 350 kilometres (220 miles) from the capital Jaipur.

“Jones came to us last week after a snake bite in a village in the region. Initially it was suspected that he is also Covid-19 positive (for the second time) but he tested negative for that,” physician Abhishek Tater, who handled him on the native Medipulse Hospital, informed AFP on Saturday.

“While with us, he was conscious and had snake bite symptoms including blurring of vision and difficulty to walk, but these are generally transient symptoms,” Tater added.

Jones was discharged earlier within the week. “We feel that there won’t be any long term effects. If he hasn’t already improved, he’d do so within next few days,” the physician added.

He mentioned snake bites weren’t unusual within the rural components of the area.

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“Dad is a fighter, during his time out in India he had already suffered from malaria and dengue fever before Covid-19,” his son, Seb Jones, mentioned in an announcement on a GoFundMe web page set as much as assist pay his medical payments and journey again to the Isle of Wight in southern England.

“He had not been able to travel home due to the pandemic and as a family we understood his desire to continue to support the many people who relied on him,” he added.

Jones works with conventional craftsmen in Rajasthan and thru his charity-backed social enterprise, Sabirian, helps import their items into Britain to assist them escape poverty.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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