Risk assessment: seasonal influenza 2011-2012 in Europe
The virological influenza pattern observed was not consistent enough to make a clear prediction for the 2011-2012 season in Europe. In general, the findings on the impact of influenza in the southern hemisphere in 2011 were reassuring for Europe, and the match of the A(H3N2) viruses with the vaccine was considered good.
Narcolepsy in association with pandemic influenza vaccination – a multi-country European epidemiological investigation
This report summarises the results from two epidemiological studies conducted by the Vaccine Adverse Event Surveillance and Communication (VAESCO) Consortium undertaken in eight European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) countries in order to investigate a possible association between an unexpected increase in narcolepsy cases following the use of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccines. Narcolepsy is an underdiagnosed disease of widely unknown etiology.
Weekly influenza surveillance overview, January 25, 2013 - Week 3
Influenza activity remains high and increasing in many European countries, although transmission may have peaked in some countries, mostly in western Europe, concludes the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview, Week 3, 2013.
Weekly influenza surveillance overview, February 8, 2013 - Week 5
Influenza activity continued to increase across Europe, concludes the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview, Week 5, 2013. The epidemics may have passed their peaks in a few countries, although some countries experienced a resurgence of influenza-like-illness rates.
Annual Epidemiological Report 2012 [2010 data]
The sixth edition of the Annual Epidemiological Report on communicable diseases in Europe provides a comprehensive summary of surveillance data for 2010 and an analysis of the public health threats detected in 2011 through ECDC’s routine epidemic intelligence.
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Avian influenza virus
- Emerging disease
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- HIV infection
- Influenza in humans, avian origin
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Vaccine preventable diseases
- Vector-borne disease
Meeting report: Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza
The meeting report covers health communication strategies that could be undertaken to better promote influenza prevention measures and the healthcare professionals’ role in the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination.
Communicable disease threats report, 14-18 October 2013, week 42
The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.
Weekly influenza surveillance overview, week 40/2013
There is no evidence of any significant influenza activity in Europe, concludes the Weekly influenza surveillance overview for week 40, which covers the period from 30 September to 6 October 2013. From week 40, ECDC restarted weekly reporting on seasonal influenza activity in Europe, based on data provided by experts, virologists and doctors throughout Europe.
Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 November 2013, week 46
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 10-16 November 2013, and includes updates on avian influenza, cholera, dengue, influenza, MERS, polio and salmonellosis.