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, December 2017
17 Jan 2018 - This is the second report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 1/2018, nearly 37 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported.
ECDC/EFSA joint report: Avian influenza overview September – November 2017
22 Dec 2017 - Between 1 September and 15 November 2017, 48 A(H5N8) highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry holdings and 9 H5 HPAI wild bird events were reported within Europe. A second epidemic HPAI A(H5N8) wave started in Italy on the third week of July and is still ongoing on 15 November 2017.