4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and one in five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention. Dogs aren't the only animals that bite. Animal bites, especially from wildlife, increase your risk for exposure to the rabies virus. Rabies is a dangerous virus that is found in the saliva of mammals. It can infect and kill animals and humans. Worldwide, every 10 minutes someone dies from rabies. Even though anyone can get rabies, more than half of the people who get rabies are children under the age of 15 (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
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