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“The venom felt hot and I could feel it crawling up my arm.”—Dr. Afuang on getting envenomated in Palawan. She wasn’t bitten, but had gotten venom through a wound in her hand, trying to free a viper that was tied up by its captors. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

“The venom felt hot and I could feel it crawling up my arm.”—Dr. Afuang on getting envenomated in Palawan. She wasn’t bitten, but had gotten venom through a wound in her hand, trying to free a viper that was tied up by its captors. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

“The venom felt hot and I could feel it crawling up my arm.”—Dr. Afuang on getting envenomated in Palawan. She wasn’t bitten, but had gotten venom through a wound in her hand, trying to free a viper that was tied up by its captors. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)