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.
18 - 21 February 2013
WHO Consultation and Information Meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere 2013-2014
- Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2013-14 northern hemisphere influenza season
- Antigenic and genetic characteristics of A(H5N1), A(H7N3), A(H9N2) and variant influenza viruses and candidate vaccine viruses developed for potential use in human vaccines
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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 variant A(H3N2) virus recently infecting humans
- Updated unified nomenclature system for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses
Standardization of terminology for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus