Guide to revision of national pandemic influenza preparedness plans: Lessons learned from the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic
This guide is intended for use by those involved in pandemic preparedness planning, generic preparedness and implementation of IHR core capacities in European countries. The document describes good practice for pandemic preparedness planning based on lessons learned from the 2009 pandemic.
Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 November 2017, Week 46
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.
Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA): Influenza
This report which is part of the RAGIDA project (Risk Assessment Guidance for Infectious Diseases transmitted on Aircraft) provides viable options for decision-makers when faced with the choice of whether to contact trace air travellers and crew that were potentially exposed to infectious diseases during a flight.
Joint WHO Regional Office for Europe/ECDC Meeeting on Influenza Surveillance
The third joint WHO European Regional Office for Europe/ECDC annual influenza surveillance meeting.
Weekly influenza surveillance overview, Nov 22, 2013 - week 46
During week 46/2013: All 28 reporting countries experienced low intensity influenza activity
Weekly influenza surveillance overview, Nov 15, 2013 - week 45
During week 45/2013: All 27 reporting countries experienced low intensity influenza activity.
The incidence of narcolepsy in Europe: Before, during, and after the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic and vaccination campaigns
Wijnans, L., Lecomte, C., de Vries, C., Weibel, D., Sammon, C., Hviid, A., Svanstrom, H., Molgaard-Nielsen, D., Heijbel, H., Dahlstrom, L.A., Hallgren, J., Sparen, P., Jennum, P., Mosseveld, M., Schuemie, M., van der Maas, N., Partinen, M., Romio, S., Trotta, F., Santuccio, C., Menna, A., Plazzi, G., Moghadam, K.K., Ferro, S., Lammers, G., J., Overeem, S., Johansen, K., Kramarz, P., Bonhoeffer, J., Sturkenboom, M.C.J.M.
Questions and answers on influenza pandemics
A pandemic is the rapid spread of a new human influenza around the world. Influenza pandemics happen when a new strain of a flu virus appears which can infect humans, to which most people have no immunity and which can transmit efficiently from human to human.
Timeline on the pandemic (H1N1) 2009
This timeline of the 2009 Influenza Pandemic runs from the first described cases in California in April 2009 to July 10th 2010 when the WHO Director General declared that the pandemic was over. It describes events from the perspective of European Union and European Economic Area institutions and countries. However it also contains global events of relevance to Europe, such as declarations of phase changes. Where possible, links are given to primary published documentation. Events, decisions and meetings taking place at a European Level are especially emphasised.