First Aid: Snakebites
Disclaimer: Intended as only for reference. Contact a professional if you have serious medical concerns.
Most snakes aren't poisonous. Some exceptions include the rattlesnake, coral snake, water moccasin and copperhead...
Most fatal bites are attributed to the eastern and western diamondback
rattlesnake. Copperheads account for more cases of venomous snake bite than
any other ...
Snake bites occur when a snake bites the skin. They are medical emergencies if
the snake is venomous. Venomous animals account for a large number of ...
May 28, 2015 ... A Nixa, Missouri, man who waded into the James River on Friday was bitten on
both legs by a venomous snake and died Saturday.
Even if snake bites
aren't common and you don't think your kids are at risk, it is still be a good idea to learn to avoid and treat snake bites
just in case one occurs. After all, you never know when you might encounter a snake
that gets displaced from its typical habi... More »
Call emergency responders immediately. This is 911 in the US, 999 in the United
Kingdom, and 000 in Australia. The key to surviving a venomous snake bite is ...
Jul 24, 2015 ... It has been estimated that 7,000–8,000 people per year receive venomous bites
in the United States, and about 5 of those people die.
Aug 5, 2014 ... Even a bite from a harmless snake can be serious, leading to an allergic reaction
or an infection. Venomous snake bites can produce an array ...
If you are bitten by a venomous snake, call 911 or your local emergency number
immediately, especially if the area changes color, begins to swell or is painful.
Jun 30, 2015 ... Venomous (poisonous) snake bites can be fatal if not treated immediately.
Symptoms of a poisonous snake bite include nausea and vomiting; ...