2.1.9 Why can we not assess incidence using other data?

The number of animal bites and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in humans is not necessarily linked to the rabies situation in animals in a given area. Relying on those data alone might severely bias assessment of the rabies situation, e.g. rabies incidence, as not all bites are from rabid animals and therefore, might be misleading [read more on animal bites here]. Hence, those data can only be properly linked to and interpreted with laboratory confirmed rabies surveillance case data. However, those data might provide other useful information (see section 5.9.).

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