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dog bites

First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 8, 2018

The bite that is more dangerous than a dog bite

Well, its not Zombies... but pretty close! It’s actually the human bite. It may seem relatively harmless to get bitten by your 2-year old niece, but you could in fact, end up with severe infections. When a human bites you, there’s a higher risk of infection than with a dog bite. Strange, but true. Consider that the bacteria transferred by a human bite contains up to 100 million organisms per millilitre! No surprise then that human bites are dangerous. Human bite wounds A bite could range from mild to moderate, to severe. Bites from children are often not very deep…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
July 13, 2015

Dog bites!

Dogs play such a big role in our lives – as pets, guide animals, drug sniffers and guard dogs, they form an important part of our society. Studies even show that dogs help us to exercise and to heal! As you’re reading this, you may be thinking of your furry family member, or your childhood pet. (more…)
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Infections
June 9, 2015

What is rabies?

In South Africa, rabies infections cause around 30 human deaths a year. With proper treatment, these deaths could be prevented which is why it is so important for you to know the in’s and out’s of this deadly infection. (more…)
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