Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fatal dog attacks in Canada

Approximately 15 deaths per year, on average, are attributed to dog-bite injuries in the United States. Victims are usually children. With an average of 1 to 2 deaths per year attributed to fatal attacks by dogs, the pattern in Canada appears to be somewhat similar to that in the United States. However, there are several differences in the epidemiology of dog-bite related deaths between the two countries. Here is the abstract from a study on fatal dog attacks in Canada (Can Vet J 2008;49:373–378) that highlights the differences. [Link]

No comments: