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Seasonal influenza

Influenza in EU/EEA weekly infographic for the 2015-16 seasonSeasonal 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.






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Seasonal Risk Assessment



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.

Season Summary Infographics
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