Global influenza virological surveillance has been conducted through WHO's Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) for over half a century.
Formerly known as the Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN), the new name came into effect following the adoption of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework in May 2011.
- WHO GISRS monitors the evolution of influenza viruses and provides recommendations in areas including laboratory diagnostics, vaccines, antiviral susceptibility and risk assessment.
- WHO GISRS also serves as a global alert mechanism for the emergence of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.
22-25 February 2016
- Standardization of terminology for the pandemic A(H1N1)2009 virus
- Standardization of terminology for the influenza virus variants infecting humans: Update Jan 2014
- Updated unified nomenclature system for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza viruses
- New clade designation of H5 HA
Standardization of terminology for the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus
More information by topic
- National Influenza Centres
- Collaborating Centres of GISRS
- H5 related
- Antiviral susceptibility surveillance
- WHO External Quality Assessment Project for the detection of influenza virus type A by PCR
- Logistics and WHO Shipping Fund Project