Response to Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza: How Can We Win the “War”?

WANG Dayan1 ZHU Wenfei1 CHEN Yongkun2 SHU Yuelong1,2

(1.World Health Organization Global Influenza Collaboration Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China 102206)
(2.School of Public Health (Shenzhen), Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China 510275)
【Novelty】As we commemorate 100 years since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, much progress has been made, including the research on influenza epidemiology, virology, vaccines, antiviral drugs, and so on; Influenza surveillance and the universal vaccines development should be urgently enhanced for better preparedness and response against influenza pandemic in the future.

【Abstract】As we commemorate 100 years since the 1918 “Spanish flu” pandemic, much progress has been made, including the research on influenza epidemiology, virology, vaccines, antiviral drugs, and so on. However, the influenza surveillance and the universal vaccines development should be urgently enhanced for better preparedness and response against pandemic influenza in the future.

【Keywords】 “Spanish flu” pandemic; Influenza surveillance; Universal vaccine; Influenza virus;


【Funds】 Special Emergency Fund for Ministry of Science and Technology (Project No.10600100000015001206), Title: H7N9)

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