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TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in Tucson says reports of rattlesnake bites this month are the highest in three years.

The center serves all of southern and northern Arizona and is located at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

Officials said Tuesday they've been called by emergency room physicians about 14 snakebites in the last six days.

Since the beginning of August, there's been 24 reported rattlesnake bites in the center's service area.

That compares to 17 at this time last year and nine in the first three weeks of August 2010.

Center officials didn't immediately provide an explanation for the rise in rattlesnake bites

Venomous snakebites require prompt medical attention. Experts say there are no field first-aid treatments that help.

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