(HealthDay News) -- About 8,000 of the 45,000 snake bites in the United States each year are caused by venomous snakes.
But most traditional first-aid methods do more harm than good, the World Health Organization says.
Reassure the victim, if he or she is anxious.
Immobilize the person's body and bitten area.
Avoid interference with the bite wound (incisions, rubbing, etc.).