For week 14/2014:
• Low intensity was reported by all reporting countries except UK (Northern Ireland) which reported medium intensity.
• Of the 404 sentinel specimens tested across 23 countries, 31% were positive for influenza virus. Of these, 95% were type A and 5% type B.
• Six countries reported 75 hospitalised, laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, 28 of which were admitted to intensive care units.
Overall, influenza activity is declining but influenza viruses were still detected in the vast majority of reporting countries.