The CDC-APHL Influenza Virologic Surveillance Right Size project was launched in 2010 to systematically define the rationale, vital capabilities, and optimal "right size" for influenza virologic surveillance. This website provides the resulting Roadmap and other valuable information and tools.

The Influenza Virologic Surveillance Right Size Roadmap consolidates requirements for all components of virologic surveillance in one document, and provides tools to assess and improve the precision of the system to support disease surveillance, response and control efforts and policy decisions. Use the link above to download the entire roadmap, including appendices.

Right Size Roadmap Individual Sections

For printing and easy reference the roadmap sections are separated into individual, printable documents below. Although some sections may seem more relevant to program or laboratory functions, collaboration to implement these guidelines will be more successful if there is broad understanding of each partner’s role. Individual sections may stand alone only when considered in context with the introduction and the list of all requirements.

Roadmap Sections By Topic


Laboratory Testing

Data Management

Partnerships and Communication

Quality Management Systems

Surge Capacity for Influenza Surveillance, Novel Event Investigation and Outbreak Events

Financial Resources

Additional Appendices

Additional Right Size Documents and Resources

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Specimen Testing With Increased Confidence

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