How physicians address animal bites

November 25, 2014

How physicians address animal bites One percent of emergency department admissions are due to animal bites, according to physician Margaret Fisher. Dog bite cases are far more common than those involving cat bites. Children are most often the victims in such cases, and they’re usually bitten by an animal in the home, according to Fisher, who outlines the approach physicians should take to treating bites, including a discussion of rabies and possible bacterial infections. Educating people about how to prevent bites is key, she said. Healio (free registration)/Infectious Diseases in Children (11/24)