Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS)
Global influenza virological surveillance has been conducted through WHO's Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) for over half a century.
Formerly known as the Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN), the new name came into effect following the adoption of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework in May 2011.
- WHO GISRS monitors the evolution of influenza viruses and provides recommendations in areas including laboratory diagnostics, vaccines, antiviral susceptibility and risk assessment.
- WHO GISRS also serves as a global alert mechanism for the emergence of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.
20 February 2014
WHO Consultation and Information Meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere 2014-2015
More information by topic
- National Influenza Centres
- Collaborating Centres of GISRS
- H5 related
- Antiviral susceptibility surveillance
- WHO External Quality Assessment Project for the detection of influenza virus type A by PCR
- Logistics and WHO Shipping Fund Project
- Standardization of terminology for the pandemic A(H1N1)2009 virus
- Standardization of terminology for the influenza virus variants infecting humans: Update Jan 2014
- Updated unified nomenclature system for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses
Standardization of terminology for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus