Volume 22, Number 6—June 2016
Improved Global Capacity for Influenza Surveillance
|1. Establishing reverse transcription PCR capabilities|
|2. Enhancing electronic database management (i.e., computer, internet, database, software, Web site)|
|3. Training database managers, laboratory managers, and laboratory diagnostic technicians|
|4. Developing a standardized weekly national report with indicators|
|5. Establishing a laboratory focal person to liaise with the sentinel network|
*A total of 39 countries partnered with CDC for influenza surveillance capacity strengthening during different years; 35 countries responded to a 2013 questionnaire and are included in this analysis. CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; WHO, World Health Organization.