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Animal bites in Tehran, Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18298299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Animal bites are major public health issues, not only for the risk of acquiring secondary infections but also for the possibility of contracting rabies. The objective of this study was to determine the epidemiology of animal bites in Tehran, Iran. During a three- year period, through a questionnaire- based study, 8806 bitten persons were enrolled into our study. Of these, 79.16% were males and 20.84% were females. Bites were most frequent among the age group of 20-29 years. Most cases were self employed. Upper extremities were the most frequent bite site (53.8%). The offending animals, in order of frequency were dogs, cats, squirrels, monkeys, hamsters, and other animals, responsible in 5804 (65.9%), 2241 (25.44%), 343 (3.89%), 134 (1.52%), 125 (1.41%), and 159 (1.84%) cases, respectively. We found that animal bites are still prevalent in Iran and thus preventive measures and health education are required for the public.
Authors:
Ali Eslamifar; Amitis Ramezani; Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh; Vida Fallahian; Parisa Mashayekhi; Mahboob Hazrati; Tina Askari; Ahmad Fayaz; Arezoo Aghakhani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of Iranian medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1029-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Iran Med     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-26     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  2013-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889644     Medline TA:  Arch Iran Med     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Research, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Animals
Bites and Stings / epidemiology*
Child
Humans
Iran / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies

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