Friday, August 17, 2012
DOG BITE INJURIES
Alarming rise in the number of children needing hospital treatment for dog attacks•Three-quarters of children admitted had to undergo surgery
Hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs rose by 5.2 per cent in England last year, with young children suffering the most wounds.
New figures revealed that 6,450 people were admitted in the 12 months to April 2012, up from 6,130 the year before. Children aged under 10 were the worst-affected group, accounting for one in six of admissions. Three-quarters of them needed surgery, according to the data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.