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From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 9, 1999

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

JAMA. 1999;281(22):2082. doi:10.1001/jama.281.22.2082-JWR0609-3-1

MMWR. 1999;48:382-383

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) sponsored the fifth annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week during May 16-22, 1999. In recognition of the importance of a combined effort to prevent dog bites, HSUS and cosponsoring organizations conducted events throughout the week that were designed to educate the public about responsible dog ownership and dog bite safety. Cosponsors included CDC, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, State Farm Insurance Companies, the National Animal Control Association, the Independent Insurance Agents of America, and the U. S. Postal Service.

Campaign kits and additional information about National Dog Bite Prevention Week are available on the World-Wide Web at http://www.nodogbites.org*; by mail from The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, N. W., Washington, DC 20037; and by telephone, (202) 452-1100.

*References to sites of nonfederal organizations on the World-Wide Web are provided solely as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites.