The U.S. CDC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, was designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza in 1956. Since then it has played a leading role in the global network. The network, now called the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), recently celebrated its 65th Anniversary. Visit CDC’s role as a Collaborating Center and GISRS: Backbone of global surveillance to learn more.
Success Story: Vaccination of Health Care Workers in Vietnam with Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
Between January and May of 2017, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam (MOHV), with financial and technical support from The Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), successfully vaccinated nearly 11,000 health care workers with seasonal influenza vaccine in 29 health care facilities throughout the country.
CDC Collaborative Study: Improved Global Capacity for Influenza Surveillance
A study by CDC authors published today in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases found that CDC’s international capacity-building efforts over a 10-year period (2004-2013) have led to substantial improvements in foreign countries’ ability to conduct influenza surveillance and detect emerging virologic threats.
International Influenza Activity
Weekly Flu Activity Reports
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- The African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE)
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