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County Deals With Animal Bites

You may not think of it as a major problem, but each year, there are over 200 reported animal bites in Nevada County…

Listen to Cindy Wilson 1

County Director of Public Nursing Cindy Wilson says each incident requires investigation for rabies exposure risk, even bites involving family pets. She says many times, someone will try to break up a dog fight and will wind up getting bitten, or sometimes it can be a stray animal that may attack. Other times, though, it can be a wild animal, and that makes the health risk even greater, depending on the type of animal…

Listen to Cindy Wilson 2

Pets that bite require a quarantine period, but that period is shorter if the animal has been vaccinated. So Wilson recommends that you get your pets vaccinated for rabies, and if you do get bitten by an animal, clean the wound as best you can, and then see a doctor.

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