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NIAID is involved in many aspects of influenza planning, preparedness, and education. The below fact sheets provide an introduction to the science behind the flu. This page also includes reports, program reviews, and planning documents that summarize the national flu research strategy of which NIAID is a part. Among them are several review articles, authored by NIAID scientists, that provide overviews of selected topics related to flu research. Finally, this page includes congressional testimony by NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., on topics such as pandemic influenza planning, the national response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and dual-use research of concern.
Fact Sheets and Booklets
Reports and Program Reviews
Selected Articles by NIAID Influenza Scientists
Congressional Testimony on Influenza
NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., is often called upon for expert testimony before Congress on various infectious disease issues, including influenza. In recent years, topics of focus have included pandemic influenza, the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and issues associated with flu research.
Last Updated January 10, 2013
Last Reviewed January 10, 2013