According to the Centers for Disease Control, 4.7 million people suffer dog bites each year. On average, a dozen die. 800,000 require medical treatment. Half of those 800,000 are children.
In fact, the CDC reports the rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9 years.
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