Video: Animal Bites, Pt.2: Wildlife

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Last video we talked about dog and cat bites. In today’s short video we’ll talk just a little about bites from some of Mother Nature’s other creatures.

Of course, you’re probably thinking about mountain lions, bears, and wolves, and you’re right that they can cause severe trauma and even kill you. Smaller animals, however, can do damage in other ways than trauma: They can serve as a transmission agent (“vector”) for all sorts of nasty diseases.

To learn more, watch the video below:

In part 3 of the series, we’ll discuss (in detail) how to treat animal bites. In part 4, we’ll tell you all you need to know about rabies! For part 1 of the series go here:

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD

Joe Alton MD

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