Department of Defense influenza and other respiratory disease surveillance during the 2009 pandemic

Burke, Ronald L., Vest, Kelly G., Eick, Angelia A., Sanchez, Jose L., Johns, Matthew C., Pavlin, Julie A., Jarman, Richard G., Mothershead, Jerry L., Quintana, Miguel, Palys, Thomas, Cooper, Michael J., Guan, Jian, Schnabel, David, Waitumbi, John, Wilma, Alisa, Daniels, Candelaria, Brown, Matthew L., Tobias, Steven, Kasper, Matthew R., Williams, Maya, Tjaden, Jeffrey A., Oyofo, Buhari, Styles, Timothy, Blair, Patrick J., Hawksworth, Anthony, Montgomery, Joel M., Razuri, Hugo, Laguna-Torres, Alberto, Schoepp, Randal J., Norwood, David A., MacIntosh, Victor H., Gibbons, Thomas, Gray, Gregory C., Blazes, David L., Russell, Kevin L., AFHSC-GEIS Influenza Surveillance Writing Group1 and Dennis Shanks (2011) Department of Defense influenza and other respiratory disease surveillance during the 2009 pandemic. BMC Public Health, 11 Supp. 2: . doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S2-S6

Author Burke, Ronald L.
Vest, Kelly G.
Eick, Angelia A.
Sanchez, Jose L.
Johns, Matthew C.
Pavlin, Julie A.
Jarman, Richard G.
Mothershead, Jerry L.
Quintana, Miguel
Palys, Thomas
Cooper, Michael J.
Guan, Jian
Schnabel, David
Waitumbi, John
Wilma, Alisa
Daniels, Candelaria
Brown, Matthew L.
Tobias, Steven
Kasper, Matthew R.
Williams, Maya
Tjaden, Jeffrey A.
Oyofo, Buhari
Styles, Timothy
Blair, Patrick J.
Hawksworth, Anthony
Montgomery, Joel M.
Razuri, Hugo
Laguna-Torres, Alberto
Schoepp, Randal J.
Norwood, David A.
MacIntosh, Victor H.
Gibbons, Thomas
Gray, Gregory C.
Blazes, David L.
Russell, Kevin L.
AFHSC-GEIS Influenza Surveillance Writing Group1
Dennis Shanks
Title Department of Defense influenza and other respiratory disease surveillance during the 2009 pandemic
Journal name BMC Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-2458
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-S2-S6
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 11
Issue Supp. 2
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed
Language eng
Abstract The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Centers Division of Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (AFHSC-GEIS) supports and oversees surveillance for emerging infectious diseases, including respiratory diseases, of importance to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). AFHSC-GEIS accomplishes this mission by providing funding and oversight to a global network of partners for respiratory disease surveillance. This report details the systems surveillance activities during 2009, with a focus on efforts in responding to the novel H1N1 Influenza A (A/H1N1) pandemic and contributions to global public health. Active surveillance networks established by AFHSC-GEIS partners resulted in the initial detection of novel A/H1N1 influenza in the U.S. and several other countries, and viruses isolated from these activities were used as seed strains for the 2009 pandemic influenza vaccine. Partners also provided diagnostic laboratory training and capacity building to host nations to assist with the novel A/H1N1 pandemic global response, adapted a Food and Drug Administration-approved assay for use on a ruggedized polymerase chain reaction platform for diagnosing novel A/H1N1 in remote settings, and provided estimates of seasonal vaccine effectiveness against novel A/H1N1 illness. Regular reporting of the systems worldwide surveillance findings to the global public health community enabled leaders to make informed decisions on disease mitigation measures and controls for the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic. AFHSC-GEISs support of a global network contributes to DoDs force health protection, while supporting global public health.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article number S6

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
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