The State of Montana requires that all animal bites be reported, and the Lincoln County Health Department receives these reports and coordinates follow-up with the victim and Animal Control to ensure that no further threat exists.
Dog bites are the most frequently reported of all animal bites in the area. The CDC reports that more than 4.7 million people nationwide are bitten by dogs each year, and out of that, approximately 800,000 require medical attention.
In Montana, dog bites are considered to be the responsibility of the dog owner, and victims should make sure to report a bite to their healthcare specialists immediately to make sure that no further medical attention or medication is needed. After that, the Lincoln County Health Department will follow up with the victim.
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