This protocol is implemented by MUWRP in collaboration with several partners and the activities are part of laboratory based influenza surveillance global networks, which serve to:
1) detect local influenza outbreaks
2) provide isolates for the WHO vaccine pool for vaccine component
3) detect any emerging strains that could be of pandemic potential
The project has the human component that collects samples from humans and non-human component that collects samples from water fowl, domestic fowl and swine.