Food and Drug Administration

Center For Biologics Evaluation and Research

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

January 30, 2002

Briefing Material:

Three items were included in the briefing materials to committee members: They were:

  1. CDC Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report, Week Ending December 29, 2001 Week 52. (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/weeklyarchives/weekly52.htm)
  2. Preliminary data from the WHO Collaborating Center For Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza which is embargoed from release until the second week in February, 2002. A summary of the material was included in the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Week 52. (reference 1 above). Copies of the updated report will be publicly available at the meeting.
  3. Weekly Epidemiological Record, No 40, 2001, 76, pages 309-316
    (http://www.who.int/wer/pdf/2001/wer7640.pdf)