The Influenza study group research activities are mainly categorized into three activities:
- Human virus sampling
We collected the human virus samples based on the ILI (Influenza-Like-Illness) symptoms from several places namely: a) Dr. Soetomo General Hospital (with planned sampling sites from pulmonology and respiratory medicine department, pediatric department, internal medicine department specific on HIV patients, and samples from Special Isolation Ward); b) Public Health centers in Surabaya and Malang; and c) Larangan traditional wet market in Sidoarjo. We also collected samples for detection of MERS-Coy among Hajj Pilgrims after the Hajj pilgrimage season. Human samples were taken from nasal and throat swab, saliva, and blood sample (serum).
- Animal virus sampling
The animal samples were taken from traditional markets (Larangan-Sidoarjo and others), traditional farms from several places around East Java, agricultural area, as well as from where the OUTBREAK of animal influenza occurs. We collected animal samples during dry season and wet season. Some interesting findings were found: HPAIV subtype H5N 1 Eurasian Glade, H3N6, H4N6, and H5N 1 co-infection.
- Scientific Seminars and Publications
The members of Influenza study group were quite active in joining scientific seminars or annual meetings, either national or international based. We have submitted several abstract on oral presentation and posters.