It's common to think that the only harm caused by dog bites are injuries or lacerations. There are also a number of diseases that might result from dog bites that Ohio residents should be aware of. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 18 percent of all dog bites result in bacterial infection. Of the more than 60 types of bacteria that might be in a dog's mouth, a handful will make the bite victim sick. Among these are MRSA, tetanus, rabies, Pasteurella and Capnocytophaga bacteria.