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BLUEFIELD (AP) — A Mercer County hospital is preparing for the upcoming Boy Scouts of America's national jamboree by educating employees about snakebites.

An education program at Bluefield Regional Medical Center included information on caring for patients with snake bites and a live demonstration with several types of snakes.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that representatives of health care company BTG and the U.S. Forest Service conducted the program on Friday.

West Virginia is home to two venomous snakes, the timber rattler and the copperhead.

More than 35,000 Scouts are expected to attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree July 15-24 at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve in Fayette County.

 

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