Dog bites and attacks - zoonoses fact sheet
Learn about dog bites and attacks in remote communities
Whilst dog bites are not are infectious diseases transmitted from animals to humans, they are a serious risk to human health. Dog attacks and dog bites are common in remote communities, although as with most injuries, data on risk factors, incidence and severity are limited. It is important to recognize that dogs have physical and spiritual guarding roles in many communities, helping people to feel safe. However, overcrowded and unmanaged dogs can be dangerous.