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Pet Bites / Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Infections to Children

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Pet bites can cause serious infections to children and adults alike. Some medical researchers believe that pets can transmit a superbug called MRSA through bites to humans. MRSA and other infections are resistant to traditional antibiotics and make the treatment of the dog bite and related infection challenging. It is estimated that 20 % of all pet bite / dog bite cases involve a serious infection according to a study by the University of Florida College of Medicine. If you or your child is bitten by a dog, it is important for the dog to be tested for rabies and other diseases. Experts recommend that the best course of action is to avoid being bit by a dog or other animal. Take precautions and be careful around any animal especially ones that you do not know and do not know you. Of course, there are situations that occur despite precautions and despite a long history of friendship with an animal. Remember, a dog is an animal and could snap at any time for any reason. You can read more tips about avoiding dog bites at Tips for Parents and Children – Avoiding Dog Bites.

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