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Animal Bites

All animal bites must be reported to the Allegheny County Health Department Infectious Disease Dept at (412) 578-8062 so that an investigation of the case can be made.Allegheny County Health Department

RECOMMENDATIONS
IF ANIMAL BITE OCCURS:

  • Confine biting animal if possible.
  • Try to obtain as complete a description as possible if the animal escapes.
  • Give first-aid immediately by copious flushing of wound with water and soap or detergent.
  • Seek medical treatment.
  • Report all animal bites to the Allegheny County Health Department Infectious Disease Dept at (412) 578-8062.

 

Source: Allegheny County Health Department

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Allegheny County Medical Society
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323