Injury patterns of fatal bear attacks in Japan: A description of seven cases.

@article{Oshima2018InjuryPO,
  title={Injury patterns of fatal bear attacks in Japan: A description of seven cases.},
  author={Toru Oshima and M Ohtani and Sohtaro Mimasaka},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2018},
  volume={286},
  pages={
          e14-e19
        }
}
In recent years, the number of bear attacks has risen in Akita prefecture, Japan. Here, we present the injury patterns of seven fatal bear attacks, and discuss the implication of these findings. We included five cases of Asiatic black bear attacks and two cases of Ezo brown bear attacks. In all cases, the injuries, 2-5 parallel linear lacerations with… CONTINUE READING