Evaluation of National Influenza Sentinel Surveillance System in Nigeria, Jan-Dec 2014

Description: 

National Influenza Sentinel Surveillance (NISS) was established in Nigeria in 2006 to monitor influenza occurrence in humans in Nigeria and provide a foundation for detecting outbreaks of novel strains of influenza. Surveillance for influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) is carried out in 4 sentinel sites. Specimens and epidemiological data are collected and transported 4 days a week from the sentinel sites to the National Influenza Reference Laboratory. At the laboratory, they are tested for influenza A and B viruses and further subtyped if positive for influenza A virus.

Objective

To assess the performance of the surveillance system and identify factors affecting the performance.

Primary Topic Areas: 
Original Publication Year: 
2015
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2015

August 31, 2017

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