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Seasonal influenza

Seasonal influenza has to be taken seriously. Each year, approximately ten per cent of Europe's population is infected, and influenza-related complications cause hundreds of thousands of hospitalisations across Europe. Older people, younger children and those with chronic conditions suffer the most, but everyone is at risk of developing serious complications – which include pneumonia, myocarditis and encephalitis – that may result in death.
 
ECDC monitors and reports on influenza activity in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season.
 

Infographic

 
​The Influenza in Europe infographic is designed to provide quick insight into the characteristics of the 2013/14 season. Please share via social media.
 

 NEWS AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UPDATES

 
 

 COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT

 

The seasonal influenza communication toolkit is designed to assist EU Member States in devising communication activities to increase vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit influenza's spread.

 

 SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES

 
 

 EVENTS

 
 

 PUBLICATIONS

 
 

 PUBLIC HEALTH DEVELOPMENTS

 
 

 EUROSURVEILLANCE ARTICLES

 
Retrieving Data
 

 HEALTH TOPICS A-Z

 
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 READ MORE ON ECDC SITE

 
 

 2012/13 SEASON SUMMARY

 

The influenza in Europe infographic provides an overview of influenza trends during the 2012/13 season.

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