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Please tell me, are human bites the same as animal bites?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

Human bites are prone to cause infection because the human mouth is full of bacteria.
Animal bites can also cause infection, frequently with bacteria that commonly colonize the animal's mouths as well. These bacteria are frequently different than those in the human mouth. Some animal bites can cause rabies which does not occur with human bites.

In brief: No

Human bites are prone to cause infection because the human mouth is full of bacteria.
Animal bites can also cause infection, frequently with bacteria that commonly colonize the animal's mouths as well. These bacteria are frequently different than those in the human mouth. Some animal bites can cause rabies which does not occur with human bites.
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