Review article: Animal bites: an update for management with a focus on infections.

  title={Review article: Animal bites: an update for management with a focus on infections.},
  author={Claire Dendle and David Looke},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  volume={20 6},
Animal bites are a significant public health problem, with an estimated 2% of the population bitten each year. The majority of bites are from dogs and risk factors include young children, men, certain dog breeds and unrestrained dogs. The risk of infection following bites differs among animal species and is dependent on animal dentition and oral flora. Recent studies have demonstrated a broad range of pathogens isolated from infected bite wounds, with Pasteurella species being the predominant… CONTINUE READING
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