Fast Five Quiz: Snakebite Facts vs Fiction

Richard H. Sinert, DO

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July 12, 2021

The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 5.4 million people are bitten by snakes worldwide each year. In the United States, thousands of venomous snakebites occur each year, but because reporting is not mandated, precise data are elusive. These bites can range in severity from potentially life-threatening to superficial wounds with only localized pain.

Numerous myths and misperceptions about snakebites are common. Are you able to separate fact from fiction regarding key aspects, including best practices for management? Refresh and test your knowledge of key clinical information regarding snakebites with this short quiz.

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