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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

Surveillance System for Infectious Diseases of Pets, Santiago, Chile

Javier López, Katia Abarca, Jaime CerdaComments to Author , Berta Valenzuela, Lilia Lorca, Andrea Olea, and Ximena Aguilera
Author affiliations: Chilean Society of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Santiago, Chile (J. López, B. Valenzuela, L. Lorca); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (K. Abarca, J. Cerda); Ministry of Health, Santiago (A. Olea, X. Aguilera)

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Table 1

Average number of notifications per sentinel center, according to health service, Santiago, Chile, October 2004–September 2005*

Health Service Poverty (%)† Average no. notifications
Dogs Cats
South−East 13.7 160.1 20.1
West 13.2 349.7 52.3
South 11.7 189.6 36.4
North 9.5 143.8 22.6
Central 8.0 62.0 22.3
East 6.6 74.5 18.5

*First year of pilot surveillance system
†Average poverty rate of the districts belonging to each health service.

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