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.
Influenza virus characterisation, May 2019
10 Jun 2019 - Ninety-nine per cent were type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 1% type B viruses, with 83 (60%) of 139 ascribed to a B/Yamagata-lineage.
Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
3 May 2019 - No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA. Only two human A(H7N9) infections were reported from China, a significant decrease compared with 2017. Sporadic human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) and A(H9N2) were reported from China. In 2018, outbreaks and detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses such as A(H5N1), A(H5N2), AH(H5N5), A(H5N6) or A(H5N8) continued to affect poultry and wild and captured birds worldwide, but on a lower scale than in 2017. Influenza viruses A(H1N2)v and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Australia and the United States.
Influenza virus characterisation, March 2019
24 Apr 2019 - This is the fifth report for the 2018–19 influenza season. As of week 14 in 2019, 197 027 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported. Detections were 99.1% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 0.9% type B viruses, with 72 (67%) of 108 ascribed to a B/Yamagata-lineage.