New Mexico Poison Center reminds people to use SnakeBite 911 app

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It’s a busy time for snakes, and the New Mexico Poison Center says it’s a good time to remind people about the SnakeBite 911 app. 

The app offers emergency support for snakebites, including a quick dial 911 feature, a checklist of actions to avoid, a venom tracker, and hospital locator to find the quickest access to anti-venom. 

Health officials say there is a lot of bad information out there and this can keep you from making the situation worse. 

The app also helps you identify different kinds of snakes to avoid being bitten. 

August is the peak for rattlesnake activity. There have already been 23 reported rattlesnake bites in New Mexico. 

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