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5 Diseases You Can Get From Being Bitten—By A Human

Most cases of human bites involve children or drunk people...One case study of 92 bitten people found that 86 percent of cases involved alcohol (and 92 percent of bitees—the actual technical name!—were men). But these injuries are no laughing matter, as bite wounds can be very serious, even deadly. Here are five diseases than can be spread from bites:

1. Infections. Human mouths contain high levels of bacteria, especially of the variety that can infect human tissues. And bites quite effectively transfer these bugs. "The bacterial inoculum"—that which can be grown out and detected—"of human bite wounds is rich in oral flora, containing…

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