II. Epidemiology

  1. Most attacks in South Africa at dusk near shore
  2. In U.S. most attacks are off Florida shore
  3. Worldwide, only 50 Shark Attacks/year (10 deaths)
  4. One half of unprovoked attacks are on surfers

III. Sharks most commonly associated with human attacks

  1. Tiger Shark
  2. Great White Shark
  3. Gray Reef Shark
  4. Bull Shark

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Definition (MSH) A group of elongate elasmobranchs. Sharks are mostly marine fish, with certain species large and voracious.
Definition (CSP) cartilagenous skeleton, placoid scales, 5-7 gill slits on side of head, 1 or more rows of functional teeth; most are marine.
Concepts Fish (T013)
MSH D012754
SnomedCT 71352007
English Sharks, Shark - fish, sharks, shark, Shark, Shark (organism), Shark, NOS
French Requins
Swedish Hajar
Czech žraloci
Finnish Hait
Polish Rekiny
Norwegian Haier
Spanish tiburón (organismo), tiburón - pez, tiburón, SAI, tiburón, Tiburones
German Haie, Haifische
Italian Squali
Dutch Haai, Haaien
Portuguese Tubarões

Ontology: Shark Bite (C0417738)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
ICD10 W56.41
SnomedCT 217704005
Spanish mordedura de tiburón (evento), mordedura de tiburón (hallazgo), mordedura de tiburón
English shark bite, shark bite (diagnosis), Shark Bite, Bitten by shark, bites shark, bite shark, Shark bite, Bite of shark, Shark bite (finding), Shark bite (event)