6.6 How often should rabies surveillance data be reported?

Rabies cases in humans or animals should be reported immediately to national and territorial jurisdictions when identified by field workers, health providers, hospital, or regional medical and veterinary laboratories.

In many countries, rabies, like any other notifiable disease, has to be reported within 24 hours. Immediate reporting to national authorities should use personal identifiers to enable responsible authorities to implement immediate counter-measures or disease control and prevention. For example, on an international level, the OIE requires immediate reporting of any rabies case whilst WHO, PAHO and the EU request reporting on a quarterly or annual basis.

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