Weekly influenza update, week 11, March 2018
Influenza viruses continue to circulate widely in the Region with some eastern European countries that have only recently reported increased activity, experiencing a late start to the season with increased circulation of influenza type A viruses. Similar to the previous week, 44% of the individuals sampled from primary healthcare settings tested positive for influenza viruses, despite the peak rate for the Region occurring in week 05/2018. Both influenza virus types A and B were co-circulating with the majority being type B viruses and B/Yamagata continuing to be the dominant lineage. Similar proportions of influenza type A and B viruses were reported in patients admitted to ICU, with the majority of severe cases reported this season being due to influenza type B and occurring in persons above the age of 15 years.
ECDC Calculator - LTBI control in European countries
The ECDC Calculator- LTBI control in European countries is an Excel tool based on a tuberculosis transmission model with the purpose to assess different screening strategies for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).
This tool uses data from four pilot countries to estimate annual tuberculosis incidence and to predict the costs and effect of different LTBI screening strategies over a 20-year period.