European external quality assessment programme for influenza virus 2018
Influenza epidemics occur every winter with high impact on disease burden, hospitalisations and excess mortality in countries in the WHO European Region. To understand the characteristics of circulating influenza viruses during seasonal epidemics, virological influenza surveillance is performed and detected viruses are further characterised at national influenza centres (NICs) that are part of the wider network of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS). External quality assessments (EQAs) are important instruments in assessing the quality of the generated data that are reported nationally and internationally through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).
Evaluation of influenza virus antiviral susceptibility testing in Europe: Results from the first external quality assessment exercise
Thompson, C.I., Lackenby, A., Daniels, R.S., McCauley, J.W., Pereyaslov, D., Broberg, E.K., Meijer, A., Zambon, M.C.,
Laboratory preparedness in eu/eea countries for detection of novel avian influenza a(H7N9) virus, May 2013
Broberg, E., Pereyaslov, D., Struelens, M., Palm, D., Meijer, A., Ellis, J., Zambon, M., McCauley, J., Daniels, R.
A Human Case Of Swine Influenza Virus Infection In Europe - Implications For Human Health And Research
Van Reeth, K., Nicoll, A.
Start Of The Influenza Season 2008-9 In Europe - Increasing Influenza Activity Moving From West To East Dominated By A(h3n2)
Goddard, N., Zucs, P., Ciancio, B., Plata, F., Hungnes, O., Mazick, A., Meijer, A., Hay, A., Daniels, R., Nicoll, A., Zambon, M.