Rabies Case Surveillance (RCS) tool

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Used by: Laboratories; in-field diagnosis.

What is the RCS?

The Rabies Case Surveillance (RCS) is a data visualization and mapping tool for rabies case data. This tool works with data generated through rabies diagnosis – whether in-field diagnosis or in laboratories – to deliver real-time outputs for immediate action.

Positive and negative results can be entered directly into the system and are immediately (and automatically) mapped to help identify rabies hotspots and outbreaks. 


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Why should I use the RCS?

The RCS:

  • provides real-time data analyses,
  • is easy to use, and
  • requires little training.

It will help you to:

  • Quickly and easily visualize your rabies data.
  • Identify rabies hotspots, outbreaks, and high-risk areas.
  • Plan strategic and effective targeted vaccination campaigns.
  • Manage rabies sample data in your laboratory.
  • Implement a national rabies database across all laboratories in the country.
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What data does the RCS capture?

Positive and negative rabies diagnostic data including:

  • Precise GPS coordinates
  • Species
  • Date
  • Laboratory diagnostic outcome
  • Laboratory sample number
  • Field sample number
  • Additional comments


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What are the outputs from the RCS?

  • Maps.
  • Graphs.
  • Tables.
  • Searchable sample database.
  • Coordinated national data sharing platform.

All outputs are automatically generated and updated by the tool. Therefore, there is no need for GIS experts, epidemiologists, or people with advanced computer skills or expensive software.


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See an example of the interactive map that you can have.

Red dots represent rabies-positive animals. Black dots represent rabies-negative animals. Yellow dots represent confirmed human rabies cases.

Double click any dot to see more information on the diagnosed sample.

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