Animal Bites

For any on-campus emergency, contact Campus Police.

  1. Control Bleeding
    If bleeding, apply continuous pressure for 5-10 minutes. If bleeding is not controlled, seek medical assistance immediately (see #4 below).
  2. Cleanse Wound
    Wash all wounds immediately with soap or detergent solution and a high volume of water for at least 5 minutes, 10 minutes if extensive or extremely dirty. Primate bites require special care. Scrub with a solution such as chlorhexidine for 15 minutes under high volume of running water.
  3. Report Bite
    Report bite to your supervisor and to the Campus Police.
  4. Seek Medical Follow-up.
    Students: Go to Health Services. After Hours Care: call the Campus Police.
    Employees: Contact your health care provider.