Influenza virus characterisation, May 2019
Ninety-nine per cent were type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 1% type B viruses, with 83 (60%) of 139 ascribed to a B/Yamagata-lineage.
Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 May 2019, week 20
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 12-18 May 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, chikungunya virus disease and dengue, measles, monkeypox, dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo haemmorhagic fever and Legionnaires' disease.
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola outbreak - North Kivu, Ituri, DRC
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- La Réunion
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Public health threat
- Rift Valley fever
Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA. Only two human A(H7N9) infections were reported from China, a significant decrease compared with 2017. Sporadic human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) and A(H9N2) were reported from China. In 2018, outbreaks and detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses such as A(H5N1), A(H5N2), AH(H5N5), A(H5N6) or A(H5N8) continued to affect poultry and wild and captured birds worldwide, but on a lower scale than in 2017. Influenza viruses A(H1N2)v and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Australia and the United States.
Influenza virus characterisation, March 2019
This is the fifth report for the 2018–19 influenza season. As of week 14 in 2019, 197 027 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported. Detections were 99.1% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 0.9% type B viruses, with 72 (67%) of 108 ascribed to a B/Yamagata-lineage.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 April 2019, Week 15
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 24-30 March 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease and influenza.