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Notice to Readers: National Dog Bite Prevention Week -- May 16-22, 1999

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is sponsoring 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 are conducting events throughout the week that are designed to educate the public about responsible dog ownership and dog bite safety. Cosponsors include 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*; 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.

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