Animal Bites and Scratches
This three-page handout educates people about how to care for and prevent animal bites and scratches. It provides simple steps for cleaning a wound to prevent infection, and recommends getting prompt medical help, clarifying that care for puncture wounds, bites that may need stitches, and administration of the tetanus vaccine should be done as soon as possible. The document discusses what to do about an animal who has bitten someone, rabies shots, and safety around animals.
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