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Summer Snakebite Prevention & Advice

Dr. German with a copperhead snake

During warm summer days, more people and more snakes are outside. This leads to an increase in snakebites, something of which we should all be aware.

In North Carolina, almost 70 percent of snakebites come from venomous snakes and in our area, almost 100 percent of those snakebites are from copperheads.

Dr. Benjamin German, a WakeMed emergency physician with WEPPA, recently contributed helpful information and advice for a WRAL story about snakebites. Learn more about how you can protect yourself and your family from snakes and what to do should a snake attack.

Want to learn more about snakes native to North Carolina? Read these previous blogs written by Dr. German.

It’s Snakebite Season – Avoiding snakebites

Snakebites in North Carolina – A snake identification guide