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Table 1 Distribution of animal related injuries according to animal species

From: Animal-related injuries in a resource-limited setting: experiences from a Tertiary health institution in northwestern Tanzania

Animal species Mechanism of injury Number of patients Percentage
Domestic animals   322 71.2
· Dog Bite, scratches 276 61.1
· Cow Attacking with horns 15 3.3
· Cats Bite, scratches 9 2.0
· Donkey Kicks, fall 7 1.5
Snake Bite, Invenomation 62 13.7
Wild animals   31 6.9
· Hyena Bite, scratches 12 2.7
· Leopard Bite, scratches 9 2.0
· Elephant knocking over, Attacking with horns, battering 5 1.1
· Vervet monkey Bite 4 0.9
· Lion Bite 1 0.1
Aquatic animals   7 1.5
· Crocodiles Bite, crush 6 1.3
Hippopotamus Bite, knocking over 1 0.2
Insects Sting 16 3.5
Unspecified animal Bite, scratches etc 14 0.9