Almost 2,500 people bitten by dogs this year

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As of the first six months of this year, 2,486 cases of dog bites were reported by the National Center for Public Health (NCPH). Moreover, NCPH stated that 57.1 percent of these citizens were bitten or injured by dogs while walking on the streets and roads. By age group, 26.2 percent of children aged zero to nine and 19.2 percent of children aged 10 to 19 were bitten by dogs.

Therefore, it is recommended by medical institutions to stay away from packs of dogs, to use a muzzle and collar when walking with a dog, not to touch a leashed dog, to go to the hospital immediately if bitten by a dog, and to get rabies vaccination.

If a dog bites you, citizens can take the following steps. Wash the wound using mild soap, and run warm tap water over it for five to 10 minutes, and try to slow the bleeding with a clean cloth. Afterwards, apply over-the-counter antibiotic cream if you have it and wrap the wound in a sterile bandage. Until seeing a doctor, keep the wound bandaged.

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