Pandemic influenza

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 November 2017, Week 46

Publication -

News

WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season

ECDC comment -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Assessment of human influenza pandemic scenarios in Europe

Jan 2015

News

Update on narcolepsy cases associated with Pandemrix vaccination in 2009 in the Netherlands

ECDC comment -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Assessment of human influenza pandemic scenarios in Europe

Jan 2015

Publication

Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA): Influenza

Technical report -

Publication

Joint ECDC and WHO Europe meeting report on the consultation on pandemic and all-hazard preparedness

Meeting report -

Publication

Meeting report: Joint WHO Regional Office for Europe/ECDC Meeeting on Influenza Surveillance 2013

Meeting report -

News

Historical Study Epidemiological isolation causing variable mortality in Pacific island populations during the 1918-1920 influenza pandemicArchived

ECDC comment -

News

Were health care workers with patient contact at greater risk of being infected with influenza in the 2009 pandemic?Archived

ECDC comment -

News

WHO announcement of strains to be included in the Southern Hemisphere 2013 influenza vaccine compositionArchived

ECDC comment -

News

Report on the association between the 2009 pandemic vaccine (Pandemrix®) and narcolepsy – Republic of IrelandArchived

ECDC comment -
Oct 2015

Event

Understanding the association between narcolepsy and one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccines

23 Oct 2015
Geneva, Switzerland
Oct 2014

Event

Global Trends and Implications for British Security Conference

9 Oct 2014
London, UK
Sep 2014

Event

The 5th ESWI Influenza Conference

14 Sep 2014 - 17 Sep 2014
Riga, Latvia
Jun 2014

Event

4th Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting 2014

11 Jun 2014 - 13 Jun 2014
Vienna, Austria

Disease data from ECDC Surveillance Atlas for influenza

Other types of influenza

2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic

The 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic was declared over in August 2010 by the World Health Organization. Europe has now entered a new inter-pandemic phase of seasonal influenza.

Disease / public health area

Avian influenza

Animal influenza viruses that cross the animal–human divide to infect people are considered novel to humans and therefore have the potential to become pandemic threats.

Disease / public health area

Seasonal influenza

Seasonal influenza is a preventable infectious disease with mostly respiratory symptoms. It is caused by influenza virus and is easily transmitted, predominantly via the droplet and contact routes and by indirect spread from respiratory secretions on hands etc.

Disease / public health area

Swine influenza

Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Influenza viruses that commonly circulate in swine are called “swine influenza viruses” or “swine flu viruses.” Like human influenza viruses, there are different subtypes and strains of swine influenza viruses.