Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Snakebites?

Richard H. Sinert, DO


January 10, 2017

Most snakebites are innocuous and are delivered by nonvenomous species. North America is home to 25 species of venomous snakes. Worldwide, only about 15% of the more than 3000 species of snakes are considered dangerous to humans. Although death is rare, local complications from envenomation may occur.

How much do you know about snakebites? Test yourself with this quick quiz.


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