The CRIP surveillance team uses sample collection from a variety of avian and mammalian species for the identification and characterization of emerging influenza viruses. This domestic and international network integrates data to answer research questions relating to the emergence and evolution of influenza viruses in nature.
Our surveillance has several goals, including improving our understanding of the evolution of influenza viruses in their natural reservoir, upon zoonotic transmission, and during epidemic circulation. We also seek to understand how host biology and ecology affects virus epidemiology and evolution. CRIP is also working to develop predictive models describing the epidemiology of influenza in wild birds and marine mammals. We aim to provide skills, expertise, and knowledge for risk assessment and to assist during outbreaks.
Crip Surveillance Sites
CRIP surveillance network is a worldwide effort by the following investigators to collect both environmental samples and those from species such as human, avian, swine, and marine mammals.
- Poultry/wild birds in Georgia (Fouchier, Lewis)
- Wild birds in Australia (Fouchier)
- Poultry in Indonesia and Vietnam (Kawaoka)
- Wild birds in Chile (Medina)
- Wild birds in Argentina and Guatemala (Perez, Pereda, and Cordon-Rosales)
- Gulls/shore birds in Alaska (Runstadler)
- Pigs in Indonesia and Vietnam (Kawaoka)
- Pigs in Chile (Medina)
- Iberian pigs/wild boars in Spain (Real-Soldevilla)
- Swine in Argentina and Guatemala (Perez, Pereda, and Cordon-Rosales)
- Elephant seals/harbor seals/sea lions in California (Boyce)
- Harbor seals/grey seals in Maine (Runstadler)
- H5N1 in Indonesia and Vietnam (Kawaoka, Fouchier)
- Potential environmental reservoirs (Runstadler)
Below are some highlights from our surveillance programs: