ON THE COMPLEXITY OF SHARK BITE WOUNDS: FROM ASSOCIATED BACTERIA TO TRAUMA MANAGEMENT AND WOUND REPAIR.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 Mar 22. Epub 2018 Mar 22.
Researcher, University of West Florida, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Pensacola, FL, USA, Shark Behaviorist, Shark Research Institute, Global Shark Attack File, Princeton, NJ, USA.
The mouth of a shark is a breeding ground for a large variety of bacteria which can easily get transferred onto a human body in the event of a shark bite. Here, we review infections originating from shark oral bacterial flora, which originate from the microbiome of its prey, as well as from the surroundings where an incident takes place. We use the example of an incident which occurred in an aquarium involving a sandtiger shark, Carcharias taurus. Read More