2.1.3 What is rabies surveillance?

Rabies surveillance is the systematic, continuous collection, analysis and interpretation of spatio-temporal rabies data and their timely dissemination to responsible authorities of relevant sectors so that interventions for control or elimination are undertaken. It, therefore, involves measuring the incidence of rabies across all areas of interest and repeatedly over time. Fundamentally, the probability of detecting rabies is a function of incidence, level of awareness and vigilance.

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