Child hospitalized after dog bite

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Published: Aug. 22, 2022 at 10:40 AM EDT
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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - A 12-year old boy is recovering in a Columbus hospital after being bitten by a dog.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood tells WSAZ.com the incident happened Friday evening while the child was at a friend’s house in the Rutland area.

Sheriff Wood said the boy was flown to a Columbus hospital where he is still receiving treatment.

The dog will remain in quarantine for at least 10 days.

“The dog is quarantined at this time.  The Meigs County Health Department routinely investigates all reported animal bites in the county for the purposes of preventing the spread of the rabies virus. According to the Ohio Administrative Code and by order from the health commissioner, the dog shall be quarantined at home, or in a kennel or pound for a period of not less than 10 days for the purpose of observation. If the dog shows any clinical signs of rabies during the quarantine it would be immediately sent for testing. No specific details of any incident that is under investigation will be released until completed,” officials with the Meigs County Health Department told WSAZ.com.

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