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dc.contributor.authorDendle, Claireen
dc.contributor.authorLooke, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-16T00:17:19Z
dc.date.available2015-05-16T00:17:19Z
dc.date.issued2008-12-01en
dc.identifier.citationEmergency Medicine Australasia : EMA; 20(6): 458-67en
dc.identifier.govdoc19125823en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10742en
dc.description.abstractAnimal bites are a significant public health problem, with an estimated 2% of the population bitten each year. The majority of bites are from dogs and risk factors include young children, men, certain dog breeds and unrestrained dogs. The risk of infection following bites differs among animal species and is dependent on animal dentition and oral flora. Recent studies have demonstrated a broad range of pathogens isolated from infected bite wounds, with Pasteurella species being the predominant isolate from dog and cat bite wounds. Controversy exists about the use of prophylactic antibiotics; however, they are currently only recommended for high-risk bite wounds. Two fatal cases of Australian bat lyssavirus have been reported and bats are the only identified reservoir in Australia. All bat bites are of high risk and should receive post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies. Workers handling bats should be offered routine immunization.en
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dc.subject.otherAnimalsen
dc.subject.otherAustralia.epidemiologyen
dc.subject.otherBites and Stings.complications.epidemiology.microbiology.prevention & control.therapyen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherWound Infection.epidemiology.etiology.microbiology.therapyen
dc.titleReview article: Animal bites: an update for management with a focus on infections.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleEmergency Medicine Australasia : EMAen
dc.identifier.affiliationInfectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1742-6723.2008.01130.xen
dc.description.pages458-67en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19125823en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
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