To examine the characteristics of reported dog and cat bite incidents n El Paso, Texas, and the r implications for local bite prevent on programs.
The authors reviewed a random sample of reported dog bites and all reported cat bites in E Paso, Texas, in 1995 using existing animal control surve ance data.
The majority of cat bites (89.4%) were provoked, with females (57.5%) and adults (68.3%) more likely to be victims than males or children.
In contrast, just under half of dog bites (44.6%) were provoked, with males (65.6%) and children (63%) more likely to be victims than females or adults.
Dogs that had not been vaccinated for rabies were involved n 65% of dog bites and cats that had not been vaccinated for rabies were involved in 92% of cat bites.
Effective bite prevention programs should address the finding that both restrained and unrestrained dogs may bite even when unprovoked and that unrestrained cats usually bite when provoked.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morsure, Chien, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Chat, Animal, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Stratégie, Incidence, Homme, Texas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bite, Dog, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Cat, Animal, Sanitary program, Prevention, Strategy, Incidence, Human, Texas, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology
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