Wild Boar Attacks

  title={Wild Boar Attacks},
  author={A. Gunduz and S. Turedi and I. Nuhoğlu and A. Kalkan and S. Turkmen},
  booktitle={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  • A. Gunduz, S. Turedi, +2 authors S. Turkmen
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  • Medicine
  • Abstract Attacks on humans by wild boar (Sus scrofa) are occasionally reported in rural areas of Turkey. While fatalities are rare, individuals may sustain significiant soft tissue trauma. Lower extremity lacerations of up to 10 cm in length and 4 cm deep were seen in the 3 cases reviewed. Injuries to the upper abdomen and chest occured in one case. Attacks frequently occur in forested areas covered by dense brushwood, and their incidence is increased during the rutting season. In contrast to… CONTINUE READING
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