Snake Bites

Australia is home to TOP THREE most venomous snakes in the world

Over 3,000 people are bitten by snakes every year

600 hospital visits a year due to snake bites

HOW TO TREAT

Snake Bites

Spinal cord injuries are the result of damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves located at the end of the spinal canal. Spinal injuries often cause permanent changes in mobility, feeling, and strength below the site of the injury. 

Common causes of a spinal injury include falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, workplace accidents, physical assaults and diseases which affect the development of the spinal cord.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE IS

BITTEN BY A SNAKE?

  • Headache, confusion or dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision, muscle weakness or collapse
  • Puncture marks (or small scratches)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bruising or swelling
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Tingling, stinging or burning skin
  • Bleeding or paralysis

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Oct

Everything you need to know about snake bite first aid

You don’t need to be hiking deep in the bush to fall victim to a snake bite. It could happen in your backyard. That’s why all Australians should take the time to educate themselves on what to do if you or someone you love is bitten by a snake.
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