This PowerPoint presentation was given at the 2006 Association of Public Health Laboratories 2006 Annual Meeting, held in Long Beach, CA, June 4-6, 2006. This presentation describes the APHL flu algorithm, intended as guidelines to PHLs on how best to use CDC Influenza Branch and LRN assays in responding to requests for Flu A H5N1 testing. Algorithm 1 addresses routine flu surveillance now (WHO/USA Level 3). Algorithm 2 addresses testing for H5 when a case meets risk assessment or if human cases appear in the U.S. An additional algorithm is in development to guide testing modifications if a pandemic occurs. The testing algorithm is charted, as is the routine influenza testing algorithm for SPHLs (WHO/USA Phase 3).
2006 Association of Public Health Laboratories. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
2006 APHL Annual Meeting: http://www.aphl.org/conferences/2006_aphl_annual_meeting/index.cfm
2006 Annual Public Health Laboratories Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA. June 4-6, 2006