Snake bites

Snake Bites

A bite from a venomous snake is called “envenomation.” These snake bites occur 7,000 to 8,000 times a year in the U.S. Of those, around five people will die from venomous snake bites.

It’s critical to get immediate medical attention after a venomous snake bite. Call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room where hospital staff will administer antivenom. The sooner you receive this medicine, the less likely you will experience irreversible damage from the snake’s venom.

This article explains snake bite symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

A cobra rears up to strike a person's leg

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