Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Releases Strategy for Enhanced Summer Influenza Surveillance

CDC, in collaboration with state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health agencies, has developed an enhanced summer influenza surveillance strategy. As the multistate outbreak of avian influenza A(H5N1) in dairy cows, poultry and other animals continues and agricultural fair season approaches, conducting surveillance for seasonal influenza viruses and monitoring for novel influenza A virus infections remains critical to inform public health actions. The activities described in the strategy are aimed at identifying spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) A/H5 to and among people, beginning with those exposed to infected/potentially infected animals and extending outward to the general population.

Learn more at CDC Strategy for Enhanced Summer 2024 Influenza Surveillance. CDC will update the strategy as new information is obtained or the situation changes.