1.7 What is needed to make surveillance reliable and effective?

Disease surveillance starts at local, state or provincial levels. Effective surveillance requires the initial establishment of a surveillance platform as well as quality assurance mechanisms to ensure that all components of the surveillance system perform correctly and to provide verifiable documentation of procedures and basic checks to detect important changes to the initial design and strategies. The framework for notification and reporting of disease events detected through such surveillance platforms should be laid in the respective legislation of any given country, aspects that may require modification for application to rabies, especially in developing countries (see section 3.1).

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