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Global Influenza Seasonality to Inform Country-Level Vaccine Programs: An Analysis of WHO FluNet Influenza Surveillance Data Between 2011 and 2016

This article, published in PLoS ONE, reports on an analysis of publically available surveillance data to produce country-specific estimates of seasonal influenza activity for 118 countries across six World Health Organization (WHO) regions. Overall, the average country influenza activity period was 4.7 months, and the analysis identified countries with one peak season, two peak seasons, or year-round influenza activity. These data may help to guide planning for vaccine implementation, program timing and duration, and policy development.

Author: Newman LP, Bhat N, Fleming JA, Neuzil KM

Published: 2018

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Citation: Newman LP, Bhat N, Fleming JA, Neuzil KM. Global Influenza Seasonality to Inform Country-Level Vaccine Programs: An Analysis of WHO FluNet Influenza Surveillance Data Between 2011 and 2016. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(2):e0193263.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Influenza

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global