Infectious Hazard Management

Influenza surveillance

Graphs of Influenza SEARO 2018

Influenza surveillance occurs in all countries of the Southeast Asia Region. 9 of 11 countries have a designated National Influenza Center (NIC). Currently, all 11 member states’s NICs have reported at least one year of date to the WHO FluNet website. DPR Korea reported in 2018 . One set of graphs included show the activity of each of the major types of influenza (A/H1N1, A/H3N2, and B) that are included in the seasonal influenza vaccine, as well as a graph of the total number of specimens processed by country. The second set of graphs show the approximate influenza seasons for each country. The next two graphs have data from 2018 and 2017, where each country’s contribution to a given week can be seen by color. As can be seen in the graphs, all countries have detected both types (A and B), and both subtypes of A (H1N1 and H3N2), although the amount of each varies with season and year.

Influenza Do’s and Don’ts

Influenza Do’s and Don’ts

Every year, a quarter of the world’s population is likely to be infected with an influenza virus. Many countries in the WHO South-East Asia region witness an increase in influenza cases in the winter months. Here is how you can protect yourself.

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

PIP Framework funds are supporting Indonesia in revamping their public health laboratory network to create a high-quality Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) network that meets the needs of pandemic threats. The PIP Framework is supporting capacity-building through laboratory diagnosis and biosafety-biosecurity training, quality control assessment, and technical monitoring and evaluation. Of 23 laboratories assessed so far, 11 have become part of the EID network, and nine more are expected to.

Recent Highlights

Influenza Unit,
Department of Health Security and Emergency Response,
World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia