Approaches to use the WHO respiratory syncytial virus surveillance platform to estimate disease burden

Richard Pebody, Jocelyn Moyes, Siddhivinayak Hirve, Harry Campbell, Sandra Jackson, Ann Moen, Harish Nair, Eric A F Simões, Peter G Smith, Niteen Wairagkar, Wenqing Zhang

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently completed the first phase of a RSV surveillance pilot study in fourteen countries (two to three in each WHO region) building on the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS). This active surveillance strategy had several objectives including understanding RSV-related health burden in a variety of settings. A range of approaches can be used to estimate disease burden; most approaches could not be applied by participating countries in the WHO surveillance pilot. This article provides the recommendations made by WHO for strengthening and expanding the scope of the RSV surveillance in the next phase to enable burden estimation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInfluenza and other respiratory viruses
Early online date8 Oct 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Oct 2019

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