Flu News Europe: Weekly influenza updates
In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, ECDC monitors and reports on influenza activity in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season.
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.
Weekly influenza updates for the period 2003 - 2013
Weekly electronic bulletins (2003-2009)
The Weekly Electronic Bulletin was written by the European Influenza Surveillance Scheme Co-ordination Centre from the 2003–04 to the 2008–09 season. It was reviewed by clinical, epidemiological and virological experts. If you like to read the weekly electronic bulletins, please get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview
From the start of the 2009–10 season, the bulletin changed format and became the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview (WISO). At the start of the 2014–15 season, the WISO was replaced by Flu News Europe, which is produced jointly with the WHO Regional Office for Europe.