Snake bite cases are on the rise

Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 05:49:33-04

(WTXL) - In Georgia and North Carolina, snake bites are on the rise.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 7 to 8 thousand people are bit by venomous snakes each year and about five of those people die.

Experts say the numbers of snake bites have been rising by nearly 200 a year due to global warming.

They add population, density, and human activity also play roles in the number of snake bites.