Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS)
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.
10 October 2017
Representation of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) at Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework Meetings
GISRS currently comprises institutions in 114 WHO Member States:
- 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