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There are different considerations between animal and human bites. However, general First Aid care for bleeding and infection control is the same for both. 

The most common form of human bites occur among young children because they are curious, angry, or frustrated. Because human saliva is known to contain hundreds of species of bacteria it is more likely to cause infection than animal bites. The good news is that most human bites don’t normally break the skin, and serious bites from children are highly unusual. 

The greatest concern for animal bites comes from non-immunized animals that may carry the risk of rabies. For any animal bite that punctures the skin where the rabies immunization status of the animal is unknown, the person needs to be treated by a doctor immediately. Fortunately, domestic cats and dogs or animals like rabbits, squirrels and rodents rarely carry rabies.

As with any wound on the skin, watch for signs of infection, which include, swelling, redness, increased pain, pus or oozing. A person should see a doctor immediately if signs of infection develop