Some 30 people attacked by dogs in southeast Turkey
VAN - Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoA stray dog bit 30 people in the southeastern province of Van on June 10.
All those who were bitten were taken to hospital in the İpekyolu district of Van, the Van Governor’s Office said in a statement.
The injured people were all vaccinated against rabies at hospital and an investigation into the incident has been opened.
The officials captured five dogs, including two dead dogs, in the area after the incidents.
“Samples have been taken from the two dead dogs for examination in the Veterinary Institute. Field studies are continuing with teams to vaccinate all stray dogs in the neighborhood,” said the statement.
Security officials told all people in the neighborhood via megaphones to go to hospital immediately in the event of a dog attack.
“Thirty injured people were treated and vaccinated in the hospitals. None of these patients are in a life-threatening situation and all of them have been discharged after their treatment was completed. The Provincial Public Health Department has sufficient vaccinations and antiserum material,” said the statement.