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5.1.3.3 Fox component

Responsible authorities / ORV coordinators (most likely veterinary and wildlife services) as follows:
• project/people management/coordination (including chain of command and training of key personnel);
• all aspects related to rabies epidemiology and control programmes;
• collection/analysis of basic epidemiological data;
• budgeting and accounting;
• procurement of vaccines, consumables and capital equipment;
• preparation, analysis and interpretation of reports;
• epidemiological investigation of human and wildlife rabies;
• exchange of information, and coordination of rabies control activities between the human and animal health sectors.

Veterinary staff, as follows:
• diagnosis of clinical signs of rabies and appropriate response, as described here;
• evaluation and tracking of animals, e.g. observation of biting/suspect rabid animals;
• collection of animal diagnostic samples; packaging and submission to diagnostic laboratory for testing, as described here.
• delivery of key messages to pet owners on contact with wildlife;
• vaccination of pets and livestock;
• accurate recording of veterinary data;
• veterinary legislation (including notification) and zoo-sanitary requirements for animal movements, as described in section 3.2;
• their role in related public health issues to reinforce exchange of information between human and animal health sector (monitoring biting animals, timely testing of samples and reporting results to medical officials).

Wildlife Biologists/Hunters /Trappers, as follows:
• diagnosis of clinical signs of rabies and appropriate response, as described here;
• Collection of animal diagnostic samples, submission to sample collection points or diagnostic laboratory for testing, as described here.


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