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Surveillance Plan Template: Sampling Plan-Target Population

This is a view of the template showing the suggested content of the Sampling Plan - Target Population section of an Outbreak Surveillance Plan. Instructions are in green and should be deleted from the final draft.


Target Population

[Example narrative]
Information from the State Animal Health Official, Federal Assistant Director (AD), Federal Emergency Area Coordinator (EAC) for the State of [insert State name], and/or individuals involved in the emergency response with local knowledge will be used to identify specific information about the target population of premises and the animal species contained therein that are susceptible to [insert disease].

Based on information from these sources and others [insert additional data sources if applicable] AD, State emergency coordinator and [if appropriate, insert name of data source, such as NASS] data, the number of premises and their animal inventory of [insert species] for the Control Area, Surveillance Zone and Free Area are presented in Tables [insert table numbers], respectively.

[Add or delete rows as necessary]  

Table X: Estimated number of premises and animal inventory by zone

 

 

Species A

Species B

Species C

Species D

County/ State

Zone

Premises

Population

Premises

Population

Premises

Population

Premises

Population

A

IZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

IZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These initial numbers of premises and their inventory of animals will be refined by other sources of information such as local animal control authorities, local law enforcement agencies, feed store personnel, county agriculture officials, State animal health officials (stationed locally), extension personnel, humane society or other animal welfare workers, postal zip code surveys, and [list any other sources]. Other methods employed to identify premises may include the evaluation of feed store location data, household census data, land parcel characteristics, community zoning ordinances and animal code violation data. Such evaluations can help identify neighborhoods where further inventory activities may need to be carried out.


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