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“Annual Influenza Workshop”, 10 February 2021, Kosovo*

“Annual Influenza Workshop” was organized on 10 February, at National Institute Of Public Health, Kosovo*. Participants from sentinel sites, epidemiologist, infectologist, pediatrician, specialist from IUC,  pulmonologist, GP, and representatives of NIC where gathered   to retrain/ refresh influenza focal points from all ARI, ILI, SARI sentinel sites on influenza surveillance, sample collection and transport, data management  and outbreak response.  

The main discussions were focused on timely reporting importance, problems during this season and sentinel needs, epidemiological situation and virus characteristics during this season in  Kosovo*  comparing with other countries.

    

Conclusions and recommendations:

  • Strengthening the collaboration through periodical meetings and exchange the experiences
  • The need for compilation of rapid response protocols and needs based on the recommendation
  • Organize periodically  meetings and trainings during influenza season.