Global Alert and Response (GAR)

WHO Report on Global Surveillance of Epidemic-prone Infectious Diseases - Influenza


Conclusions

  • The WHO influenza surveillance network is functioning well, but needs to maintain constant surveillance over influenza viruses.
  • Because of the potential of new strains of influenza to cause widespread morbidity and mortality, influenza pandemic planning is of utmost importance. A WHO pandemic plan exists, and its implementation is vital.