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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 6

Progress in national estimates and recommendations tied to availability of routine national influenza surveillance data for 35 countries participating in CDC influenza surveillance capacity strengthening, 2004–2013*

Measures Completed†
In progress‡ Not yet available
Before During
Seasonality 10 19 4 2
Burden of influenza disease among sentinel sites 1 8 17 9
Risk factors for influenza disease 3 4 14 14
Burden of influenza disease in population 1 4 10 20
Antiviral recommendations 7 17 0 10
Vaccine recommendations 9 8 3 15
Vaccine acceptability 3 6 3 23

*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. CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
†Completed means that the measure was completed before or during the 10-year CDC capability-strengthening program.
‡In progress means that the measure was in progress during the 10-year program.

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