Influenza

WHO Global Epidemiological Surveillance Standards for Influenza

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Publication date: January 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150660 1

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Overview of WHO global standards for influenza surveillance

This document contains the WHO global standards for influenza surveillance. It is produced following a global consultation on influenza surveillance standards held in Geneva in March 2011 and subsequent review by a number of surveillance experts and the WHO regional offices, followed by a 6 month posting for review on the WHO website (see page ii of document for details). The standards recommended, including the case definitions and the chapter on thresholds, are based on a careful review of the available data and have undergone field testing.

WHO surveillance standards: Case definition for SARI and ILI (Jan 2014)