Weekly influenza surveillance overview, weeks 21-35, 2014
Main surveillance developments during weeks 21–35/2014 ( 19 May – 31 August 2014 )
For weeks 21-35/2014:
- Low intensity was reported by all countries submitting reports (15 to 19 depending on the week). Local or sporadic activity was reported by eight countries.
- Of 330 sentinel specimens tested across 14 countries, 10 were positive for influenza virus. Eight were influenza A viruses and two were type B.
- Nine hospitalised, laboratory-confirmed influenza cases were reported by two countries; six of these cases were admitted to intensive care units.
Overall, influenza activity and circulation of influenza viruses in reporting countries was low.
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.
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.