More than one patient a day is treated for a dog bite in Gloucestershire on average, new figures show.

Some 425 people were given a nip or worse by man’s best friend in the past year, according to numbers released under the Freedom of Information Act.

The county’s top emergency medicine consultant said most are minor wounds – and people shouldn’t worry unnecessarily about whether their tetanus vaccination is up to date.

Reported by the Gloucestershire Echo. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.