Influenza pandemic preparedness
Influenza pandemics, whether mild, moderate or severe, affect a large proportion of the population and require a multisectoral response over several months or even years. For this reason, countries develop plans describing their strategies for responding to a pandemic supported by operational plans at national and subnational levels.
Pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 – the experience and pressure on Intensive Care Units (ICU’s) - implications for specialists in critical careArchived
The journal Critical Care Medicine has recently published a supplement of open access articles on the experience in intensive care units during the 2009 pandemic of influenza.
Report on the association between the 2009 pandemic vaccine (Pandemrix®) and narcolepsy – Republic of IrelandArchived
Investigation of an increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in children and adolescents in 2009 and 2010 - Final Report of National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee, Department of Health, Ireland
Influenza pandemic preparedness plans
This page is listing influenza pandemic preparedness plans for EU countries, EFTA countries, Candidate countries and from the Commission of the European Communities and the World Health Organization.
No Serological Evidence of Influenza A H1N1pdm09 Virus Infection as a Contributing Factor in Childhood Narcolepsy after Pandemrix™ Vaccination Campaign in Finland
This is the first published study where an attempt has been made to understand the possible biological mechanisms behind development of narcolepsy following vaccination with Pandemrix™.
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.
- Avian influenza virus
- Infectious diseases on aircrafts
- Influenza A (H1N1)2009
- Influenza A(H5N1) virus
- Influenza A(H5N2) virus
- Influenza A(H5N8) virus
- Influenza A(H7N9) virus
- Influenza in humans, avian origin
- Influenza in humans, pandemic
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- Influenza in humans, swine origin
- Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA)
- Travellers' health
Disease data from ECDC Surveillance Atlas for influenza
The Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases is a tool that interacts with the latest available data about a number of infectious diseases. The interface allows users to interact and manipulate the data to produce a variety of tables and maps.
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.
Factsheet about seasonal influenza
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.