Dog bites in Australian children

Roy M Kimble, Natalie Dallow, Richard Franklin and Belinda Wallis
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11319
Published online: 12 December 2011

Teaching children how to behave around dogs can reduce the incidence

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.

  • 1 Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Queensland Trauma Registry, Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 Anton Breinl Centre, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.


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