NH Dog Bites – Recently in New Hampshire, according to media reports, two shoppers suffered serious dog bite injuries by two pit bulls while outside a shopping plaza. The police responded to the attack and reported that the dog bite victims were a man and woman. Both dog bite victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Who Is Most At Risk For Dog Bites?
Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that children and men are more likely to be bitten by a dog. The dog attack at the shopping plaza is unusual because over half of dog bite injuries occur at home.
Steps To Take If Bitten By A Dog?
Dog bite attacks can cause serious injuries because the victim typically does not have any protection from the dog. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests steps if you are a victim of a dog bite. For example, once you are safe, you should contact the police or animal control officer. Afterwards, it is important to seek medical attention to clean the wound and provide wound care.
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