What CDC Does
Influenza poses one of the world’s greatest infectious disease challenges. CDC programs [1.14 MB, 2 Pages] use scientific expertise and resources to protect the United States from the continuing threat posed by seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza, with the following activities:
- Monitoring and assessing influenza viruses and illness.
- Building and supporting surveillance and response capacity.
- Improving vaccines and other interventions.
- Applying research to provide science-based enhancement of prevention and control policies and programs.