5.7 What does an animal rabies case tell you in an epidemiological context?

There is always a certain number of animals, in particular dogs and wildlife that die of rabies but go undetected because they are not found and therefore are not available for testing. Experience has shown that for one detected rabies case there might be 10 to 20 more rabies cases in the same area. A single animal rabies case in a region may just be ‘the tip of the iceberg’.

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