Which age groups have the highest incidence of animal bites?

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Animal bites occur more frequently in adults. However, children have a higher percentage of head and neck bites. Additionally, bites in children are more likely to warrant medical attention.


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