Influenza

WHO global technical consultation: global standards and tools for influenza surveillance

8–10 March 2011

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Publication details

Number of pages: 45
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/GIP/2011.1

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Overview

The influenza pandemic of 2009 highlighted many areas of influenza surveillance that require strengthening, one of the most important being standardized data collection and reporting systems. To this end, WHO organized a global consultation to review influenza surveillance standards and the current data-sharing and reporting tools, with the goal of preparing a manual of global standards and improving the reporting tools. This report summarizes the discussions and recommendations of that consultation with regard to the influenza surveillance manual and the tools for global surveillance.