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Posted: September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma aftermath: Snake bites are on the rise



City officials are warning people not to wade in Hurricane Irma floodwaters after a rise in reported snake bites in Jacksonville.

The Florida Department of Health says wildlife, including snakes and alligators, could pose a threat after being displaced by Irma's strong winds and rain.

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Health officials said parents need to be aware of the risk of snake bites, along with toxins and human waste that may be in the floodwaters.

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