Wilderness Environ Med 2009 ;20(1):19-25
Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC 27699-1912, USA.
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Pediatrics 1996 Jun;97(6 Pt 1):891-5
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA.
Objectives: To update data on fatal dog bites and see if past trends have continued.
Design: To merge data from vital records, the Humane Society of the United States, and searches of electronic news files.
Setting: United States. Read More
J Am Vet Med Assoc 2000 Sep;217(6):836-40
US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA.
Objective: To summarize breeds of dogs involved in fatal human attacks during a 20-year period and to assess policy implications.
Animals: Dogs for which breed was reported involved in attacks on humans between 1979 and 1998 that resulted in human dog bite-related fatalities (DBRF).
Procedure: Data for human DBRF identified previously for the period of 1979 through 1996 were combined with human DBRF newly identified for 1997 and 1998. Read More
Pediatrics 1982 Feb;69(2):193-6
A newspaper survey and search of the medical literature identified 74 deaths from dog attacks, 51 of which occurred in a designated five-year study period. Most attacks were by single pet dogs without a preceding history of viciousness and without known provocation by the victim. The highest number of deaths (23) occurred in infants less than 1 year of age. Read More
Med J Aust 1997 Aug;167(3):129-32
Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, SA.
Objective: To examine the impact of dog attacks by determining the incidence and risk factors for dog attacks.
Design: Injury surveillance data on dog attacks for a major metropolitan hospital were converted to incidence rates using 1991 census figures for the hospital catchment area and combined with data on community attitudes and experiences derived from a large community survey.
Setting: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (tertiary referral hospital), Adelaide, South Australia, January 1990 to July 1993. Read More