GLYNN COUNTY, GA — A 62-year-old woman died from a rattlesnake bite she received a month ago while visiting a friend in Brunswick, Georgia which is 79 miles south of Savannah. Priscilla Meridith, of Waverly, suffered an allergic reaction and heart attack after being bitten May 17 by a canebrake (timber) rattlesnake, Action News Jaxreported. She was subsequently placed in a medically induced coma.

Meridith was not given antivenom at Southeast Georgia Health System Hospital Brunswick Campus following the bite because she was allergic, the New York Daily News reported.

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