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Human Bites Require Quick Medical And Surgical Intervention

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September 19, 2001
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American Academy Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery
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A bite from a two legged animal can possibly be more dangerous than those offered by dogs and cats. New treatment options are offered from a team of Texas specialists.

Denver, CO -- It is estimated that at some time in their life, an animal or person will bite half of all people in the United States. Of these, only 20 percent will require medical attention, with most bites being minor in nature. Some victims may avoid medical treatment because of embarrassment, resolution of injury, or fear of legal ramifications. Most bites occur during fights, but sports accidents and sexual activity are other sources of injury. Human bites are seasonal, increasing during the spring and summer and on weekends.


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American Academy Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery. "Human Bites Require Quick Medical And Surgical Intervention." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 September 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010919075011.htm>.
American Academy Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery. (2001, September 19). Human Bites Require Quick Medical And Surgical Intervention. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010919075011.htm
American Academy Of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery. "Human Bites Require Quick Medical And Surgical Intervention." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010919075011.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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