How are animal bites prevented?

Updated: Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Alisha Perkins Garth, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Pediatric bite victims are at continued risk of injury unless steps are taken to protect them from future bites. Animal control should be notified for all bites, and child protection services should be contacted for pediatric injuries. To prevent further incidents, the animal should be removed or taken to another location.

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