Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How to Survive a Dog Attack

By: Sophia Yin, DVM

The number of Americans hospitalized for dog bites almost doubled over a 15-year-period, from 5,100 in 1993 to 9,500 in 2008, according to a recent New York Times article.

Children under 5 and adults 65 and older were most likely to be hospitalized after a bite, and residents of rural areas made four times as many emergency room visits for dog bites than those from non-rural areas. Treatment costs averaged $18,200 per person.

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