Journal article

Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance

Qiu Sue Huang, Nikki Turner, Michael G Baker, Deborah A Williamson, Conroy Wong, Richard Webby, Marc-Alain Widdowson

INFLUENZA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY VIRUSES | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

The 2009 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic highlighted the need for improved scientific knowledge to support better pandemic preparedness and seasonal influenza control. The Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance (SHIVERS) project, a 5-year (2012-2016) multiagency and multidisciplinary collaboration, aimed to measure disease burden, epidemiology, aetiology, risk factors, immunology, effectiveness of vaccination and other prevention strategies for influenza and other respiratory infectious diseases of public health importance. Two active, prospective, population-based surveillance systems were established for monitoring influenza and other respiratory ..

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Grants

Awarded by US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Awarded by National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)


Funding Acknowledgements

The SHIVERS (Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance) project is funded by US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1U01IP000480-01). The project is a 5-year research cooperative agreement between ESR and US CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Influenza Division.