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Table 2 Laws, regulations and technical documents regarding rabies control issued by China since 1990

From: Challenges and needs for China to eliminate rabies

Type of official documents Source Year Remarks
Legislations    
 Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress 2004 Included rabies as a priority
 The Enforcement Measures for Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Approved by State Council, issued by NHFPC 1991 Roles & responsibilities of different departments and levels
 People’s Republic of China on Animal Epidemic Prevention The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress 2008 Similar with the Law on the prevention and control of infectious diseases with focus on principles for animal epidemic prevention.
Regulations and technical documents    
 Rabies Post-Exposure Treatment Standard NHFPC* 2009 Requirements for post-exposure prophylaxis
 National Rabies Surveillance Program NHFPC 2005 Guidelines for national surveillance in humans
 Present Situation of Rabies Prevention and Control in China NHFPC, MoA, MoPS and SFDA 2009 Updates of rabies situation in China
 Diagnostic Criteria for Rabies NHFPC 2008 Guidelines for laboratory diagnosis
 Cooperation Mechanism of Zoonosis Diseases Prevention and Control among NHFPC and MOA NHFPC and MoA 2005 Work coordination group across ministries. Director-Generals for lead roles. Information sharing, meetings, joint outbreak investigations
 Notice on Strengthening Rabies Prevention and Control NHFPC, MoA, MoPS and SFDA 2003 Updates of rabies situation in China
 Rabies Prevention and Treatment Standard MoA 2002, revised in 2006 Technical guideline for animal rabies control and prevention (diagnoses, case definition, reporting and animal disposal)
 Animal Diseases Surveillance System MoA 2009 Requirements for animal disease surveillance, for which rabies is only a part of it
 National medium and long-term animal epidemic prevention planning (2012–2020) State Council 2012 Objectives (indicators) for rabies control by 2015 and 2020 - No indications on strategies to reach these objectives
  1. *Ministry of Agriculture (MoA); National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC); Ministry of Public Security (MoPS); State’s Food and Drugs Administration (SFDA).