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, 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.