Weekly influenza surveillance overview, weeks 21-30, 2014
Over weeks 21 to 30/2014, clinical data were reported by 15 to 19 countries on a weekly basis. Low intensity was reported by all countries submitting reports.
For weeks 21 to 30/2014:
- Low intensity and local or sporadic activity were indicated by all countries submitting reports. ILI and ARI levels remained at or below baseline levels in all countries.
- Ten sentinel specimens tested positive for influenza, eight of which were type A viruses.
- Two countries reported a total of seven hospitalised laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, five of these cases were admitted to ICU and there was one death. Overall, influenza activity and circulation of influenza viruses in reporting countries was low in Europe during the period in question.
ECDC/EFSA joint 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 zoonotic 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 a joint ECDC/EFSA publication. 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.
Seasonal influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016-17 season
15 Mar 2018 - Compared with the last three seasons, the influenza season 2016–2017 started three weeks earlier. The duration of the season was similar to previous seasons. Influenza activity started in week 46 of 2016, peaked between weeks 52/2016 and 4/2017 and returned to baseline levels in week 17/2017. In most EU/EEA countries, ILI/ARI primary care consultation rates were dominated by influenza A(H3N2), which was similar to previous seasons.
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.