Today's infographic in our series on burns this National Burn Awareness Week highlights the fact that the great majority of severe burns now happen in developing countries.
It was not that long ago when home and tenement fires were common in the United States. Now, only five percent of all burns worldwide happen in developed countries. The rest occur in developing countries where prevention is almost nonexistent and medical care for burns is extremely limited. The result over time is millions of needless disabilities and deaths, even for relatively minor burns.
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Thanks for sharing, and stay tuned for additional infographics throughout the rest of this National Burn Awareness Week!