Capacity building in national influenza laboratories – use of laboratory assessments to drive progress

Abstract

BACKGROUND Laboratory testing is a fundamental component of influenza surveillance for detecting novel strains with pandemic potential and informing biannual vaccine strain selection. The United States (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under the auspices of its WHO Collaborating Center for Influenza, is one of the major public health… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-015-1232-1

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