Weekly influenza surveillance overview, week 19, 2014

surveillance report
Time period covered: Week 19/2014

​For week 19/2014:
• Low-intensity influenza activity was reported by 26 reporting countries.
• Of 86 sentinel specimens tested across 13 countries, seven (8%) were positive for influenza virus.
• Ten hospitalised, laboratory-confirmed influenza cases were reported, seven of which were admitted to intensive care units. With influenza activity continuing to decline in all reporting countries after five months of active transmission, the 2013–14 influenza season is coming to an end.