Getting bitten by a snake is a terrifying and unquestionably painful experience, but it does not have to be a death sentence. How you react after you’ve been bitten is the difference between life and death The number of Australian venomous snake species is very high, and many produce enough venom to kill a dozen men with a single bite, but luckily the mortality rate for snake bites is not as high as might be thought. Only a couple of people die every year from snake bites in Australia which is down quite a bit from the 13 that it...
While many receive antivenom, on average, two per year will prove fatal. About half the deaths are due to bites from the brown snake and the rest mostly from tiger snake, taipan and death adder.
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