Improving influenza surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa.

  title={Improving influenza surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Christoph A Steffen and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Debellut and Bradford D. Gessner and Francis Chisaka Kasolo and Ali Ahmed Yahaya and Nicholas Ayebazibwe and O Bassong and Yamila Cardoso and Senait Kebede and Serge Manoncourt and Katelijn A.H. Vandemaele and Anthony Wayne Mounts},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={90 4},
PROBLEM Little is known about the burden of influenza in sub-Saharan Africa. Routine influenza surveillance is key to getting a better understanding of the impact of acute respiratory infections on sub-Saharan African populations. APPROACH A project known as Strengthening Influenza Sentinel Surveillance in Africa (SISA) was launched in Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zambia to help improve influenza sentinel surveillance, including both epidemiological and… CONTINUE READING

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