Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Virginia Girl Recovering After 4th Of July Monkey Bite

The Richmond Public Health Department seeks information to help determine treatment for person bitten by monkey.

The Richmond City Health District needs information about a pet monkey that bit a teenage girl at Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park on July 4th.

The Health Department wants to identify the species and gather information about the monkey's general health history in order to assess what treatment may be needed for the teen and give the best recommendation to the patient's healthcare provider.

The owner or anyone with knowledge of the pet monkey is asked to call the Richmond Public Health Department at (804) 382-4363.

Story here.

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