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Supervision of Sentinel Sites, Serbia, March- August 2017






In the framework of the fourth year of Project "Surveillance and Response to Avian and Pandemic Influenza by National Health Authorities of Countries of South East Europe" in Serbia was conducted supervision of sentinel sites since March 2017 until August 2017. During this period were supervised IPH, sentinel Public Health Centers in districts and one sentinel hospital.


Epidemiologists, district coordinator for influenza, sentinel doctors, GPs and pediatricians in each PHCs supervision where focused on: ininfluenza case definition, period of symptoms onset, any exclusion criteria reporting, national guidance implemented at each sentinel site, respiratory specimen collection, maximum number of specimens that can be processed by week, sentinel surveillance system, the quality and completeness of epidemiologic and laboratory data, sampling of swabs and timely reporting.