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The 6 T’s of a Snake bite

Posted: June 16th, 2015 | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

By Carol

Summer means a lot of different things to people; one thing it means to us at the IPC—snake season! There are over 6,000 snake bites reported to the nation’s poison centers annually, and we tend to see many of them in the warmer months.  There are 4 venomous snakes indigenous to Illinois (read about those here).  Those are the biters, but what about the ‘bitees’?   What is the epidemiology of snake bite victims?  Oftentimes a snake bite victim’s characteristics can be described in 6 Ts… Read more »