"International Influenza Surveillance Programs and Differences from the US"

Krista Kniss, MPH
Epidemiologist
Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team
Epidemiology and Prevention Branch
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Variant Influenza Viruses and the Recent H3N2 Variant Virus Outbreak"

Scott Epperson, MPH
Epidemiologist
Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team
Epidemiology and Prevention Branch
Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Description:

Krista Kniss and Scott Epperson, from the CDC Influenza Division, will be joining the ISDS Public Health Practice Committee this coming Monday, October 22, for a two-part discussion of influenza surveillance in the United States and abroad. The first presentation by Krista Kniss will discuss the differences between the U.S. influenza surveillance system and how influenza surveillance is conducted in other countries, specifically those with few resources. The second presentation by Scott Epperson will discuss the evolution and current status of influenza A viruses both in humans and swine. Mr. Epperson will also give a timely update on the outbreak of influenza A H3N2 variant (H3N2v) virus associated with prolonged pig exposure that occurred this past summer.

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