WHO guidelines for global surveillance of influenza A(H5N1)

Publication details

Number of pages: 25
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English



Tools to assist in the implementation of surveillance of influenza A/H5 viral infection:

  • Monitoring the global occurrence of influenza A/H5 viral infection in humans
  • Identifying and characterizing any emergent influenza strain so as to inform control strategies
  • Monitoring changes in transmission patterns and detecting potential human-to-human transmission of influenza A/H5 viruses
  • Monitoring of unusual morbidity and mortality due to acute respiratory illness
  • Monitoring the global activity of influenza A/H5 viruses in animal populations

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