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Effects of gender and parental status on knowledge and attitudes of dog owners regarding dog aggression toward children.
IR Reisner and FS Shofer
J Am Vet Med Assoc, November 1, 2008; 233(9): 1412-9.
Animal bites, mostly dog bites, often require an emergency department visit, but are often mistakenly considered innocuous. Indeed, bite wounds can lead to an handicap as well as become infected, mostly with the oral flora of the biting animal (Pasteurella, Capnocytophaga, Eikennella, streptococci, staphylococci and anaerobic bacteria).
[Animal bites and infection]
N Boillat and V Frochaux
Rev Med Suisse, October 8, 2008; 4(174): 2149-52, 2154-5.


Background: Dog bites are the most common animal bite injuries occurring in the United States. Estimated infection rates range between 15% and 20%. Polymicrobial infections are most common. Capnocytophaga canimorsus (C. canimorsus) is a Gram-negative rod strongly associated with dog bites, and is known to cause life-threatening infection in humans.
A 42-year-old woman with septic shock: An unexpected source.
Richard Sacks and Kim Kerr
J Emerg Med, February 5, 2009; .
Brief Report: Don’t Kiss a Sleeping Dog: The First Assessment of "The Blue Dog" Bite Prevention Program
Kerstin Meints and Tiny de Keuster
University of Lincoln
July 3, 2009
Pasteurella multocida is commensal of the normal nasopharynx or gastrointestinal flora in many domestic and wild animals. Cat and dog bites usually cause soft tissue infections.

[Pasteurella multocida meningitis in a 93-year-old woman following a cat bite.]
F Dutheil, D Wahl, and A Chamoux
Med Mal Infect, November 13, 2008; .
Effective preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis of rabies with a highly attenuated recombinant rabies virus.
M Faber, J Li, RB Kean, DC Hooper, KR Alugupalli, and B Dietzschold
PNAS, July 7, 2009; 106(27): 11300-5
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Inhibitory control and children's risk for dog bites
A L Davis; D C Schwebel; B A Morrongiello; J Stewart; M Bell; E E Oneal
Inj. Prev. 2010; 16:A167-c-168A -c
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