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Studies in the USA and the UK reported a significant surge in children treated for dog bites in hospital emergency rooms during the lockdown. Dog bites to children usually increase during the summer months but the increases during the summer of 2020 were much greater than usual. This increase may have been caused by the closer contacts between children and dogs during the lockdown or dog behavior may have changed with more people in the home. As schools re-opened in the UK, the number of dog bite admissions at the hospital emergency room began to decline.