Weekly influenza surveillance overview March 30 2012 - Week 12
The weekly influenza surveillance overview is a collection of timely and relevant information regarding influenza activity in Europe. It provides key statistical data on a vareity of issues including the following: sentinel surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI) and acute respiratory illness (ARI), virological surveillance, hospital surveillance of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), mortality surveillance and qualitative reporting. An up-to-date report is available on Fridays.
The 2011–2012 influenza season started late and has been without any clear geographic progression. During week 12/2012, medium or low intensity was reported in all 28 reporting countries, with decreasing trends in 21 countries. Of those, 14 countries reported decreasing trends for two consecutive weeks, suggesting that their influenza seasons have peaked.
Virological surveillance for the period shows that of 940 sentinel specimens tested, 42.9% were positive for influenza virus. This proportion was unchanged compared to week 11 after declining steadily from a peak of 58% in week 8. Of the positive sentinel specimens, 75.2% were type A and 24.8% type B. The proportion of influenza B viruses has continued to increase.
Since week 40/2011, a total of 1 513 SARI cases, including 79 fatalities, have been reported by seven countries. Of these cases, most were influenza-related.
No resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors (oseltamivir and zanamivir) has been reported so far this season.
Influenza virus characterisation, summary Europe, June 2019
15 Jul 2019 - This is the eighth report for the 2018–19 influenza season. As of week 25/2019, 205 167 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported. Detections were 98.9% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 1.1% type B viruses, with 85 (58%) of 146 ascribed to a lineage being B/Yamagata-lineage.
Tularaemia Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
15 Jul 2019 - For 2017, 447 cases of tularaemia were reported by 18 countries in the EU/EEA, 413 (92%) of which were confirmed. As in previous years, the proportion of cases among males was higher in all age groups, with a male-to-female ratio of 2.1:1. Notification rates in men and women increased with age (except for the age group ≥65 years). The highest rate was observed in men in the age group 45–64 years (0.2 cases per 100 000 population).
Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
15 Jul 2019 - In 2017, 21 countries reported 4 239 cases of hantavirus infection (0.8 cases per 100 000 population). Two countries, Finland and Germany, accounted for 70.1% of all reported cases. In the absence of a licensed vaccine, prevention mainly relies on rodent control, avoidance of contact and properly cleaning and disinfecting areas contaminated by rodent excreta (urine, saliva or droppings).