Non-Native (Exotic) Snake Envenomations in the U.S., 2005–2011

  title={Non-Native (Exotic) Snake Envenomations in the U.S., 2005–2011},
  author={Brandon J. Warrick and Leslie Victoria Boyer and Steven A. Seifert},
Non-native (exotic) snakes are a problematic source of envenomation worldwide. This manuscript describes the current demographics, outcomes and challenges of non-native snakebites in the United States (U.S.). We performed a retrospective case series of the National Poison Data System (NPDS) database between 2005 and 2011. There were 258 human exposures involving at least 61 unique exotic venomous species (average = 37 per year; range = 33-40). Males comprised 79% and females 21%. The average… CONTINUE READING
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