Font Size
A
A
A

Shark Bite (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Culpeper Regional Hospital.

Coauthor(s): Paul Auerbach, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; George Burgess, MSc, Coordinator of Museum Operations, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida.

Editors: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM;Patrick Taylor, MD, FAAEM, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

References: United States Lifesaving Association Position Statement Shark Bite Prevention and Response, May 5, 2002. International Shark Attack File 2006 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary


Last Editorial Review: 4/25/2008

Medical Author:
Coauthor:
Coauthor:

Must Read Articles Related to Shark Bite

Scuba Diving: Marine Bite
Wilderness: Marine Bite Fish and other marine animals can bite and cause cuts, scrapes, and punctures. A person who is attacked or bitten should attempt to identify the type of fish or...learn more >>




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Bites, Animal »

Because many animal bites are never reported, determining the exact incidence of animal bite wounds in the United States, let alone the world, is difficult.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary