Weekly influenza surveillance overview, week 20, 2014
For week 20/2014:
• Low-intensity influenza activity was reported by 25 reporting countries.
• Of 68 sentinel specimens tested across 17 countries, six (9%) were positive for influenza virus.
• No hospitalised, laboratory-confirmed influenza cases were reported.
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. During this season, A(H1N1)pdm09 and A(H3N2) viruses co-circulated in almost equal proportions. The intensity of the season was low in many countries throughout the season and only reached high intensity in three countries.
This is the last weekly report for the 2013–14 influenza season. The next report will be issued for data covering weeks 21–30/2014.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, February 2018
27 Mar 2018 - This is the third report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 8/2018 over 151 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported. Types A and B viruses have been detected in the proportions 40% and 60%, respectively, with A(H3N2) being slightly more prevalent than A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses (1.1:1) and B/Yamagata being significantly more prevalent than B/Victoria viruses (45.8:1).
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview (November 2017 – February 2018)
23 Mar 2018 - The “Avian influenza overview” report is published quarterly and provide an update of the developments of avian influenza viruses in EU/EEA and worldwide, in particular with a view to describe the evolution of virus spread from certain regions towards the EU. In case of significant changes in the epidemiology of avian influenza, these reports could be needed more frequently. The report is published jointly by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Union Reference Laboratory for Avian influenza (EURL). Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease in birds, including domestic poultry. Avian influenza is mainly found in birds, but under certain circumstances infections can also occur in humans even though the risk is generally very low.
Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
15 Mar 2018 - No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA. Human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported from Egypt and A(H7N9) infections from mainland China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Taiwan.