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Seasonal influenza

Seasonal influenza is a vaccine-preventable disease that each year infects approximately ten to thirty per cent of Europe's population, and causes 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.

In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, ECDC monitors and reports on influenza activity in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season.







Retrieving Data
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.



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