Last evening I was called to the hospital to evaluate a snakebite. There was a large crowd of people outside of the ward. They had accompanied 2 children.
Earlier in the evening Grandma had prepared a meal for her grandchildren, 2 year old twins and a 5 year old girl. A black cobra had apparently entered the house and one of the twins sat down on it. She was bitten along with her 5 year old sister. The 2 year old died on the way to the hospital and the 5 year old was vomiting. The older sister is doing well this morning while the family mourns the loss of her sister.
There are so many additional hazards to life in a developing country that take their toll.