Injuries caused by one person biting another. Human bites rarely result in serious blood loss or tissue damage; but infection from any microorganisms in the mouth is likely, particularly if the bite is deep. For example there is a risk of tetanus infection, and transmission of herpes simplex, HIV, hepatitis B and C.
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