Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface PAHO Recommendations to Strengthen Intersectoral Work for Surveillance Early Detection and Investigation
Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization. (2020). Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface: PAHO Recommendations to Strengthen Intersectoral Work for Surveillance, Early Detection, and Investigation.
This document gives recommendations for influenza virus surveillance, monitoring, early detection, case investigation, and reporting when humans and animals interact. It distinguishes between animal influenza viruses which are not transmitted to or between humans, human seasonal influenza viruses, and zoonotic influenza viruses which can cause illness and death in humans. The document also discusses the reporting obligations under the International Health Regulations of 2005 for states party to them.