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CBC: ‘Several reports a week’ of dog bites in Yukon, says doctor

May 20, 2015 — 

The CBC reports on dog attacks, relying on a study published by the College of Medicine’s Malathi Raghavan.

As the CBC reports:

A research project published through the University of Manitoba seconds the view that Canada does not collect sufficient information about dog bites.

“In Canada, one to two human deaths a year, on average, can be attributed to dog attacks, a statistic that is comparable with the annual average of 15 deaths in the United States. Further systematic information is lacking on dog attacks and related fatalities in Canada,” writes Malathi Raghavan of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Raghavan writes that better collection of statistics about dog bites would help doctors and governments better understand the problem and help communities assess which initiatives are working.




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