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VS Outbreak Surveillance Toolbox

The Outbreak Surveillance Toolbox is designed to provide veterinary epidemiologists with resources to quickly develop a consistent and complete surveillance plan to identify infected herds and animals due to an outbreak of an infectious animal disease.  More about the outbreak surveillance Toolbox...

What's In The Toolbox?

How to Develop a Surveillance Plan: Instructions
Step-by-step guide for developing a surveillance plan to identify infected herds and animals in a disease outbreak situation.

Outbreak Surveillance Plan Template
Calculators to estimate number of premises to sample, number of animals to sample, and other metrics needed for surveillance planning
Case Definition
Library of draft case definitions for use in surveillance plans and guidelines for developing a new case definition
Resources for developing a surveillance plan
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