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Nyekuony, 35, was fishing in the river near her home in South Sudan’s Sudd swamps, one of the world’s largest wetland areas, when she was bitten on the foot by a snake. She sought help from a traditional healer, then bought medicines from the local pharmacy, but the wound refused to heal. Before long, the flesh and bone had started to rot, eating away at her foot and lower leg. No longer able to walk, Nyekuony had to move around on all fours. By this time, the region was caught up in conflict, and it was too dangerous to travel to a hospital.