3.2.2. What is the difference between reporting and notification?

Reporting is the act of a clinician/veterinarian/laboratory informing the local health/veterinary agency of a suspected or confirmed case of a disease. Notification is the process of the local health/veterinary agency informing the national health/veterinary agency and to the relevant international organisations such as WHO and OIE.

WHO = World Health Organization
OIE = World Organisation for Animal Health




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