Summary of the influenza 2012–2013 season in Europe

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Period: 01 Sep 2012 - 15 Apr 2013

For four consecutive weeks, all reporting European countries have experienced low-intensity influenza activity. This marks the end of the influenza season 2012-2013 in Europe, concludes the Fortnightly Influenza Surveillance Overview for weeks 19-20.

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Influenza in Europe, summary of the season 2012–13

For four consecutive weeks, all reporting European countries have experienced low-intensity influenza activity. This marks the end of the influenza season 2012-2013 in Europe, concludes the Fortnightly Influenza Surveillance Overview for weeks 19-20.

Virological surveillance shows that the proportion of influenza-positive sentinel specimens (5%) has continued to decrease since the peak observed in week 5/2013 (61%).

Since week 40/2012, 47% of sentinel surveillance specimens testing positive for influenza virus have been type A and 53% type B. Of the influenza A viruses subtyped, the proportion of A(H1)pdm09 viruses was 62%.

Read more about the 2012-13 season

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Risk assessment: Seasonal influenza 2012/13 in Europe (EU/EEA countries)

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Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe – Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates for 2012–13

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Respiratory tract infections - Annual epidemiological report for 2012-13

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