Influenza virus characterisation Summary, Europe, September 2016
In the course of the 2015–2016 influenza season, over 139 000 influenza detections across the Region have been reported. Influenza type A viruses have prevailed over type B with A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses, greatly outnumbering A(H3N2) and B/Victoria-lineage detections representing two-thirds of the type B viruses assigned to a lineage.
Since 1 January 2016, EU/EEA countries have shared 596 influenza-positive specimens with the Francis Crick Institute, London, for detailed characterisation. Since the July report, 47 viruses have been characterised antigenically and genetically.
Influenza virus characterisation, March 2018
4 Jun 2018 - The ECDC Influenza Virus Characterisations Reports are published periodically and provides an overview of the technical details of the circulating influenza viruses, such as antigenic and genetic properties, with a reference to the current vaccine strains. It also summaries the developments of the viruses since the last report, as well as the main developments for the ongoing season.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, February 2018
27 Mar 2018 - This is the third report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 8/2018 over 151 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported. Types A and B viruses have been detected in the proportions 40% and 60%, respectively, with A(H3N2) being slightly more prevalent than A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses (1.1:1) and B/Yamagata being significantly more prevalent than B/Victoria viruses (45.8:1).