Seasonal Influenza National Knowledge Week
The one-stop access point to information on seasonal influenza
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The National electronic Library of Infection (NeLI) and the National Resource for Infection Control (NRIC) in collaboration with the Influenza and Respiratory Virus Programme Board of the Health Protection Agency are running a Seasonal Influenza National Knowledge Week from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November 2007.
National Knowledge Weeks (NKWs) aim to provide busy healthcare professionals with quick and easily accessible up-to-date knowledge. The resources have been selected to provide the best evidence of current guidance or information about circulating influenza virus strains, their impact on different population groups, the flu vaccine uptake programme and guidance on the use of antiviral therapy as part of an annually updated list of the most relevant references and websites in the field of seasonal influenza.
The Health Protection Agency is responsible for the national epidemiological and virological surveillance of influenza which also includes development and monitoring of control and prevention strategies and providing information and advice on the impact of the disease in different age and risk groups.
The following sections of the NeLI/NRIC website are devoted to articles on influenza which we hope you will find useful as the season gets underway.