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VS Outbreak Surveillance Toolbox - Resources

Resources for Developing a Surveillance Plan:

Calculators to estimate the
number of premises to sample,
number of animals to sample,
and other metrics
Case Definitions
Library of draft case definitions
for use in surveillance plans
and guidelines for developing
a new case definition
Resources for developing maps
for surveillance plans
Contact information for key groups
and people who may assist in
developing an outbreak surveillance plan
Definitions of terms and acronyms
Articles and documents about epidemiology,
surveillance, statistical methods,
laboratory diagnostics, and other related topics
Laboratory Information
Specimen collection guidelines and sample routing information from NVSL
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