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Volume 22, Number 6—June 2016

Improved Global Capacity for Influenza Surveillance

Lauren S. PolanskyComments to Author , Sajata Outin-Blenman, and Ann C. Moen
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 4

Countries with sentinel sites capable of collecting specimens ≥1 time per week from patients screened for ILI or SARI in WHO regions*

WHO region Start year
No. countries with ≥1 site Total no. sites No. countries with ≥1 site Total no. sites Total increase in sites
AFR 3 174 11 231 57
EMR 3 126 4 176 50
EUR 0 0 5 94 94
AMR 2 60 3 807 747
SEAR 6 55 6 83 28
WPR 3 31 6 684 653
Total 17 446 35 2,075 1,629

*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 our analysis. AFR, African Region; AMR, Region of the Americas; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; EMR, Eastern Mediterranean Region; EUR, European Region; ILI, influenza-like illness; SARI, severe acute respiratory infection; SEAR, South-East Asian Region; WHO, World Health Organization; WPR, Western Pacific Region.

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