April 29, 2014

Watch out for snakes as weather warms, warns UAB emergency medicine specialist

"As soon as the weather starts to warm up, snakes begin to get active, and we begin seeing a bite or two. Still, we only see a few each spring, and people have a much greater chance of being stung by a bee or wasp or being bitten by a tick than being bitten by a snake," said said Janyce Sanford, M.D., chair of the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine.

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