British Man Survives Dengue, Malaria, COVID, Snake Bite While On Charity In India

Jodhpur: A charity worker from Britain, who survived coronavirus, dengue and malaria, was recuperating after a potentially deadly snake bite here.

According to news agency AFP, a cobra bit Ian Jones and he was admitted to hospital in Jodhpur city, 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,” doctor Abhishek Tater, who treated him at the local Medipulse Hospital, was quoted as saying by AFP.

“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 in 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,” added the doctor.

“Dad is a fighter, during his time out in India he had already suffered from malaria and dengue fever before Covid-19,” Seb Jones, his son, said via a statement on a GoFundMe page set up to help pay his medical bills and travel back 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,” his son added.

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