MAMMALIAN BITES

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  • Each year, there are ∼300 dog and cat bites per 100,000 population in the United States, with most bites inflicted by pet animals.
  • The microbiology of bite wounds typically reflects the oral flora of the biting animal.
  • Bites from many different animals can transmit rabies and tularemia.

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  • Each year, there are ∼300 dog and cat bites per 100,000 population in the United States, with most bites inflicted by pet animals.
  • The microbiology of bite wounds typically reflects the oral flora of the biting animal.
  • Bites from many different animals can transmit rabies and tularemia.

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