Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory
Fundamental to pandemic preparedness is the ongoing surveillance, epidemiologic, and laboratory activities that are undertaken to monitor and characterize both seasonal influenza, novel influenza A viruses and emerging influenza A viruses circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. Existing influenza surveillance networks rely on data from domestic and international public health partners to monitor seasonal influenza viruses, novel influenza A viruses, and influenza A viruses circulating among animals. The following resources are available for public health departments, clinicians, and laboratorians to assist with pandemic planning.
Surveillance and Epidemiology Resources
- CDC’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza
- CDC Pandemic Tools (modeling tools and the Influenza Risk Assessment Tools)
- Rapid Response Training: The Role of Public Health in a Multi-Agency Response to Avian Influenza in the United States
- Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Guidance for Public Health
- Viruses of Special Concern
- Weekly United States Influenza Surveillance Report (FluView)
Clinical and Laboratory Resources
- Avian Influenza: Information for Health Professionals and Laboratorians
- Interim Guidance for Clinicians on Human Infections with Variant Influenza Viruses
- Clinical Description & Lab Diagnosis of Influenza
- International Reagent Resource: Provides reagents and panels to support the detection of existing and newly emerging strains of influenza viruses and to promote basic influenza research.