Dog Bite Prevention

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From CDC

4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and one in five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention. There are ways to make dog bites less likely and to help prevent children from being bitten by dogs.

Who is most at risk?

Children: Among children, the rate of dog bite–related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults. Recent research shows that the rate of dog–bite related injuries among children seems to be decreasing.

Adult Males: Among adults, males are more likely than females to be bitten.

People with dogs in their homes: Among children and adults, having a dog in the household is associated with a higher incidence of dog bites. As the number of dogs in the home increases, so does the incidence of dog bites. Adults with two or more dogs in the household are five times more likely to be bitten than those living without dogs at home.

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12 years ago

Bitten by Dog Compensation Claim
After suffering a dog bite you should consider reporting the incident tothe police or to your local council.  Even if your injuries are not to serious, if the dog has bitten once it will probably not be the last time and the next person to be bitten could be more seriously injured

Stephen Schaunt
12 years ago

The reported number of dog bites is really alarming. During dog bite prevention month, a campaign should be launched to help educate people on how they can prevent these accidents from happening. They should also be taught the proper way to treat victims should they encounter them.


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