The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is dedicated to conducting and supporting research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious diseases, such as influenza. NIAID has developed educational resources and invested in several research efforts to better understand influenza biology. Links to those resources are provided here.
Seasonal influenza sickens millions and causes thousands of hospitalizations and flu-related deaths each year, which is why NIAID is working to improve how we fight the flu. NIAID works collaboratively to support organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization (CDC and WHO, respectively), that lead the response to seasonal influenza outbreaks and pandemics as they occur in real time. To find out more about Influenza treatment and medical response, visit the pages provided below.
During the influenza season, response organizations such as the CDC and WHO publish regular disease surveillance reports with information about the number of disease cases identified. To find out more about the number of flu cases that have been reported by the CDC or WHO, please follow the links below.