Regulatory Systems for Prevention and Control of Rabies, Japan
Hiromi Takahashi-Omoe , Katsuhiko Omoe, and Nobuhiko Okabe
Author affiliations: National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Tokyo, Japan (H. Takahashi-Omoe); Iwate University, Iwate, Japan (K. Omoe); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (N. Okabe)
Figure 1. Regulatory framework for preventing and controlling rabies in Japan. Under 3 laws, countermeasures against rabies are divided into prevention, detection, and initial reaction. Infectious Diseases Control Law means Law Concerning the Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Medical Care for Patients with Infectious Disease. Solid and dashed lines show ordinary and emergency countermeasures, respectively.
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