Overview of the prevalence of snake bites across the United States.
North Carolina has the highest snake bite rate at 157.8 per million population per year.
West Virginia follows with a bite rate of 105.3 per million population.
Arkansas ranks third with a snake bite rate of 92.9 per million population.
Oklahoma has a snake bite rate of 61 per million population.
Virginia records a bite rate of 48.7 per million population.
Texas has a snake bite rate of 44.2 per million population.
The US is home to 30 species of venomous snakes.
In the US, Copperheads bite 2,920 people annually.
Only 0.2% or 1 in 500 venomous snake bites result in death.
From 7,000–8,000 annual snake bites, almost 5 people die.
These are among the most venomous snakes in the US.
Most snake bites occur when people accidentally step on or come too close to a snake.
Taking precautions can significantly reduce the risk of snake bites.
Immediate medical attention and staying calm are crucial after a snake bite.