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  1. Dog and cat bites : Epidemiologic analyses suggest different prevention strategies.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    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.

    Methods

    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.

    Results

    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.

    Conclusion

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0281078

    Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 27/11/1998.