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FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) – The Frederick Health Department is seeking help from the public in locating a dog that bit a woman on Route 40 in Frederick Wawa on Sunday.
The dog is described as a pit bull type, possibly with a bright brindle color. A black man, possibly named Josh, accompanied the dog, the department said.
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If the dog cannot be found, the victim may need a series of rabies vaccinations after exposure.
If the dog is found, it will need to be quarantined for 10 days to monitor its health. If the dog is found healthy 10 days after the bite, the victim does not need to receive the vaccinations. Quarantines usually occur in the owner’s home.
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The department has asked the dog’s owner or someone with information about the animal to call 301-600-1544.
If someone is bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, the department asks people to get contact information from the pet owner so that appropriate action can be taken to ensure the animal’s health. Bites can be reported to Animal Control at the number given above. Anyone who needs to report a possible human exposure to rabies can call 301-600-3342. For general questions about rabies, call Environmental Health Services at 301-600-1717. Visit health.frederickcountymd.gov/RABIES for more information.
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