Dog Bites are a Cause of Concern in England

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 13, 2012 at 9:37 PM General Health News
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There has been a 55% increase in the number of hospital admissions in England due to dog bites, and some of them have been serious enough to need surgery.
 Dog Bites are a Cause of Concern in England
Dog Bites are a Cause of Concern in England

Data summarized by USEC show that number of bites from dogs, which were serious enough to require hospital treatment, have risen from 6,130 (2010-2011) to 6, 450 (2011-2012).

Nearly 1000 children below the age of 10 were bitten by dogs, and 75% of them needed surgery.  

 "Through further analysis, it is also possible to infer a likely distinction in the type of injuries sustained by child and adult victims of dog bites and strikes; with children having a higher rate of admission to the specialties that carry out plastic and specialist facial surgery."



Source: Medindia

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