Numbers of Human Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses in the United States Due to Wildlife

  title={Numbers of Human Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses in the United States Due to Wildlife},
  author={M. R. Conover},
  journal={Human–Wildlife Interactions},
  • M. R. Conover
  • Published 2019
  • Geography
  • Human–Wildlife Interactions
  • I reviewed published and unpublished papers, government reports, and websites to estimate how many people are injured or killed each year by wildlife or stricken by a zoonotic disease. Over 47,000 people annually in the United States sought medical attention after being attacked or bitten by wildlife, and approximately 8 people died annually. Most bites were by snakes, birds, rodents, and raccoons (Procyon lotor). Each year, wildlife–vehicle collisions resulted in >59,000 human injuries and… CONTINUE READING
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