Weekly influenza surveillance overview, 10 Oct - 16 Oct 2011 (Week 41)
During week 41/2011, low influenza activity was notified by all 25 countries that reported. None of the 258 sentinel specimens tested positive for influenza. Of nine influenza viruses detected in non-sentinel specimens, four were influenza A viruses and 5 - B viruses. No hospitalised cases of severe influenza were reported.
Summary report: Joint ECDC/WHO Europe Meeting on Influenza Surveillance
This report, originally published by WHO/Europe, summarizes ECDC and WHO/Europe's first joint influenza surveillance meeting, held on 7-9 June 2011 and hosted by the Slovenian Ministry of Health.
Salmonellosis - Just the tip of the iceberg
Salmonella infections are among the most common food-borne infections affecting humans in the EU. However, the reported case numbers are much lower than the actual number of circulating infections.
Seroincidence calculator tool
The seroincidence calculator utilises the combination of serum antibody levels (lgG, lgM, and lgA) at a given point in time to estimate the time since seroconversion, which in turn gives an estimate of annual 'force of infection' in the tested population.
The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2010
Published by the European Food Safety Authority, this joint scientific report brings together data on the occurrence of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks and zoonoses cases reported in humans.