Animal bites and children - emedicine Peak incidence of animal bites occurs among children aged 5-14 years. A major concern in all bite wounds is subsequent infection. Infections can be caused by nearly any group of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, spirochetes, fungi).
DOG BITES IN CHILDREN Dog bites represent an important healthcare problem ranging from trivial to fatal injuries, often unappreciated by the general public. The majority of victims are children.
First Aid for Black Widow Spider Bite If bitten, remain calm, collect the spider, if possible, for positive identification and get medical attention immediately. (Contact your physician, hospital and/or Poison Information Center.) First aid is of limited help. Application of a mild antiseptic such as iodine or hydrogen peroxide prevents infection.