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Importance of surveillance
  1. Paul Roger
  1. Victoria Cottage, Reeth, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 6SZ
  1. e-mail: paul.roger{at}

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JUDGING from the AHVLA's consultation on scanning surveillance (VR, December 22/29, 2012, vol 171, pp 634-635) and letters in Veterinary Record discussing the situation regarding Schmallenberg virus (SBV) (VR, December 22/29, 2012, vol 171, pp 651-652), it seems that Great Britain currently lacks an authoritative approach to disease surveillance and investigation. This has been previously regarded by others as a field in which we lead.

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