An Analysis of the Challenges and Possible Solutions for Dog Bite Injury Surveillance

Felicia Trembath


The challenges facing surveillance for dog bite injuries include the lack of a standardized reporting form, consistent information being collected, and utilization of the information that is collected. Potential solutions include a standardized reporting form, greater emphasis on reporting, and a repository for information. These solutions can be accomplished in part by including dog bite injuries in current or developing disease surveillance systems.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *