Snake Bites Australia v USA

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Snake Bites and Deaths, Australia v USA.

There were an estimated one million venomous snake bites globally every year. In India alone, about 10,000 people die from snake bites each year.


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The Australian Brown Snake might be responsible for the high Australian rate of an average of 2 deaths per year from about 3,000 snake bites per year.

From 35 snake bite related deaths recorded by the National Coronial Information Service, 23 were from the Brown Snake.

Two comparisons of Snake Bites: US v Aus

29 June, 2017, Snake bites are on the rise in US.

Each year, up to 8,000 people in the United States are bitten by venomous snakes

In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 7,000 to 8,000 people are bit by venomous snakes each year and about five of those people die.
Snake bites are on the rise in US

21 August, 2017, Australian Snake Bites

In Australia there are about 3,000 snake bites per year, resulting in about 500 hospital admissions (Weldon, 2017). Many receive antivenom and on average two per year will prove fatal.
Treatment of Australian Snake Bites


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Australia has around 140 species of land snake, and 32 recorded species of sea snakes. Some 100 Australian snakes are venomous, although only 12 are likely to inflict a wound that could kill you.


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