Annual Influenza Meeting of Vet and IPH, Montenegro, Podgorica







Institute of Public Health of Montenegro organized Annual Influenza Meeting, on 16 June 2017. The aim of this meeting was to improve epidemiological, epizootiological and virusological influenza surveillance, as well as to point out a multisectorial collaboration in terms of assessment of influenza activity.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, representatives of Veterinary Institutes, Clinic for Infectious Diseases KCCG, specialized Veterinary Laboratory, IPHs-influenza coordinators, epidemiologists, microbiologists and specialists of infectious disease.

Director of  Centre of Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases, of Institute of Public Health in Montenegro, welcomed all participants and pointed out the importance of influenza surveillance as well as the role of the Montenegro in the SEE network and “Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza” project.

Following issues were presented:

  • Epidemiological Influenza Surveillance in Montenegro - Institute of Public Health Montenegro
  • Organization of the System of Veterinary Surveillance of Avian Influenza in Montenegro-Veterinary Administration
  • Virology Diagnosis of Influenza - Institute of Public Health
  • Diagnostic Capacity of the Specialized Veterinary Laboratory for Avian Influence- Specialized Veterinary Laboratory - Podgorica