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

meeting report

​During the third joint WHO European Regional Office for Europe/ECDC annual influenza surveillance meeting, 150 national focal points for epidemiological and virological surveillance constituting the WHO European Region and European Union/European Economic Area influenza surveillance network, reviewed the 2012/2013 influenza season, the response to the emergence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and avian influenza A(H7N9), and new developments related to pandemic influenza risk assessment, influenza vaccines and antiviral use. The network continues to make a major contribution to global and regional influenza and other respiratory pathogen surveillance, risk assessment and response. Improvements to regional surveillance and response can be made by better description and interpretation of surveillance of severe disease due to influenza and by the development of outbreak response plans for the network.

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