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Feature July 2013 Issue

Cat Bites: Serious Business

The most common victims of cat bites are women, the elderly and children. Almost all cat bites occur when a cat is trapped, cornered, startled or restrained. 75 percent of cat bites involve the face, hands or arms. (Kids tend to get facial bites.) However, even with estimates ranging from 400,000 to 750,000 bites per year, cat bites account for only a small fraction of all mammalian bites in the US.

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