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WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (VIDRL)
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land where our Centre is located.

Resources and Links
The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition 2013 clinical guidelines for health professionals on the use of vaccines
Australian Influenza Specialist Group information about influenza, vaccination, seasonal progress and monitoring in Australia
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) ATAGI advice on the the administration of vaccines
Influenza in New Zealand information about influenza in New Zealand
Immunise Australia Program Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing website on immunisation including influenza vaccinatinion.
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance research, surveillance and advice on vaccine preventable diseases and immunisation
NSW Department of Health information about influenza, vaccination, public health and monthly surveillance data
Western Australia Department of Health information about influenza, vaccination and public health management
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing information and statistics on influenza trends in Australia
Communicable Diseases Network Australia surveillance information and related publications for Australia and New Zealand
Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) weekly influenza consultation rates and sentinel surveillance reports for New Zealand.
South Australian Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) weekly information on cases of influenza, influenza-like illness and other common respiratory illnesses in the South Australian community
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) surveillance information for Victoria, Australia
Virus WAtch weekly surveillance data from the Government of Western Australia
FluTracking public influenza surveillance program in which anyone in Australia or New Zealand can join to contribute data to a simple weekly online survey during the Southern Hemisphere influenza season each year.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) general influenza information, US surveillance data, and information on vaccines, antivirals and H5N1
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control general influenza information, scientific advances and publications, surveillance updates, epidemiological data
International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases scientific professional society providing resources, peer-reviewed publication and conferences related to influenza
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) information on influenza including the mutation of virus strains and vaccination guidelines
National Institute for Communicable Diseases information about influenza and other infectious diseases in South Africa
Worldwide Influenza Institute UK institute with information and news about influenza research, surveillance and resources
World Health Organisation (WHO) general influenza information, information on vaccines, pandemic influenza, WHO programmes, and H5N1
National Council for Aging Care's Guide to Seasonal Flu for Seniors general information about seasonal influenza, symptoms and vaccination for people aged 65 years and older. As this is US website, information about seasonality and available vaccinations will be specific to this region.
WHO Western Pacific Region bi-weekly reports on influenza surveillance from the Western Pacific region, as well as links to surveillance sites for individual countries
Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza links to surveillance information from countries in the Asia-Pacific region
Chinese National Influenza Center information on influenza, surveillance and research around the world and in China
European Influenza Surveillance Network (EISN) virological and clinical data concerning influenza across Europe
FluNet WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System, enables access to statistical data on communicable diseases around the world
Health Canada: Flu Watch surveillance data on influenza in Canada
Public Health England provides influenza surveillance reports for the UK
National Institute for Infectious Disease (NIID) surveillance graphs and tables on influenza throughout Japan through the Infectious Agents Surveillance Report
Thai National Influenza Center weekly surveillance reports on influenza samples from health centre sites throughout Thailand (in Thai)
Singapore Ministry of Health weekly reports on infectious disease in Sinapore
National Institute for Infectious Disease (NIID) surveillance graphs and tables on influenza throughout Japan through the Infectious Agents Surveillance Report
Research Resources
NextStrain open source project with phylogenetic analysis of circulating viruses using sequences taken from public databases
All Virology on the WWW links to influenza-related websites
FluWeb Historical Influenza Database searchable database of historic influenza-related documents, including primary sources, reports and reviews
GISAID collaborative international database of influenza sequences with tools for sharing and analysis of data
Influenza Research Database database for searching, aligning and analysing influenza sequences
Influenza Virus Resource NCBI resource for analysing influenza sequences, submitting to GenBank and accessing related publications
Medical Research Council Influenza Bibliography contains influenza related abstract titles from 1993 to present, up-dated every two to three months

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Antiviral Treatments
USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) general information on antiviral drugs
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) FDA information about Oseltamivir
Zanamivir (Relenza) FDA information about Zanamivir

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