Animal Bite-associated Infections

Microbiology and Treatment

Nicole Thomas; Itzhak Brook


Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2011;9(2):215-226. 

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Five-year View

Performance of controlled studies that will assess the optimal antimicrobial therapy of bite wound infections in the face of antimicrobial resistance will be conducted over the next 5 years.

Development of improved laboratory testing to rapidly determine the identity and antimicrobial susceptibility of organisms associated with bite wounds, especially anaerobic pathogens should also be achieved in the coming years. Also in the future, continued effort to provide worldwide vaccination against tetanus and further emphasis on education to promote the prevention of bites, and the need for immediate medical assessment after being bitten, will be priorities.


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