What is epidemiology?

Essentially, rabies epidemiology is the study of the occurrence (i.e. how prevalent it is), transmission and control of rabies in your country/region/continent in animal and human populations. Documenting the epidemiology of rabies in your country requires a surveillance system in place as described here and the facilities/capability to correctly diagnose rabies as described here.

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