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, Summary Europe, December 2018
21 Jan 2019 - This is the third report for the 2018–19 influenza season. As of week 1/2019, 18 049 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported. Detections were made up of 97.7% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 2.3% type B viruses, with 16 (64%) of 25 ascribed to a lineage being B/Yamagata.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, November 2018
17 Dec 2018 - This is the second report for the 2018–19 influenza season. As of week 48/2018, only 2 061 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported.