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International Influenza

For the latest summaries of global influenza surveillance, visit Influenza Surveillance and Monitoring. For a summary of influenza activity in the United States, see FluView.

Laos and Nicaragua Expand Flu Protection with Help from CDC and Growing Partnership

Women chatting in doorway of health clinic.As flu season is wrapping up in the United States, other parts of the world are bracing for the start of their seasons. Thanks to CDC guidance and donations from Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI), this year Laos is vaccinating against seasonal influenza for the third year running, and Nicaragua is vaccinating pregnant women against flu for the second year in a row.


Laos and Nicaragua Protect High-Risk Persons from Influenza

Woman receives seasonal flu vacccination from female nurse in LaosThis season, thanks to a growing coalition of donors and facilitation by CDC, Laos is vaccinating against seasonal influenza for the second year running, and Nicaragua is expanding their existing flu vaccination program to pregnant women.


African Countries Gain Ground in Fight Against Influenza

Cover image by Dan Higgins, MAMS.The December 15 'Influenza in Africa' supplement gives new data on the burden and epidemiology of seasonal flu in Africa and sheds light on the impact of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, which tested many countries’ relatively new preparedness plans, laboratory networks and surveillance systems.


International Influenza Activity