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1.9 What is meant by adequate surveillance?

Adequate surveillance is built for a specific task by being tailored to particular needs of a given infection or disease, taking into account the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the causative agent and the clinical course of the disease it causes. For rabies, the global focus is upon the highly neurotropic lyssaviruses that cause an acute progressive encephalitis in mammals. Responsible authorities should focus all surveillance efforts of staff members on these basic goals.


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