Influenza

Tool for Influenza Pandemic Risk Assessment (TIPRA)

Advance planning and preparedness help mitigate the impact of future pandemics. Risk assessment is critical to decide, clarify and justify public health preparedness, response and recovery actions. The Tool for Influenza Pandemic Risk Assessment (TIPRA) is used to assess the pandemic risk of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.

The objectives are to:

  • support a timely and updatable hazard risk assessment for influenza viruses with pandemic potential;
  • transparently document features of the viruses and the infections they cause that might pose threats to a human population;
  • identify knowledge gaps and prompt further investigations including research and surveillance;
  • facilitate information sharing between scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders.

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