The 5th ESWI Influenza Conference
The European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) is a network organisation of stakeholders with a mission to reduce the burden of influenza in Europe. It holds regular conferences that have become the largest European scientific forums dedicated to influenza.
European Parliament resolution on the evaluation of the management of H1N1 influenza in 2009-2010 in the EUArchived
The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the evaluation of the pandemic in its sitting on the 8th March 2011.
Differing patterns of influenza activity in the southern hemisphere during and between the 2009 pandemic and the 2010 winter influenza season – the usefulness for EuropeArchived
This is timely comparison carried out at the end of the 2010 southern hemisphere winter.
First post-2009 national pandemic plan published in Europe? UK Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011Archived
The United Kingdom has recently published a new influenza pandemic strategy for consultation with key stakeholders. The consultation runs to June 2011 and is the last stage before formal adoption.
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness - Significant agreement on sharing of influenza viruses samples and benefit sharing at a global Open Ended Working Group (Geneva April 11th-16th)Archived
The agreed document will now go to WHO’s governing body the World Health Assembly in May 2011 (16-24 May) with a report from the Group and a Resolution strongly recommending adoption.
WHO's Final Report on the functioning of the International Health Regulations (IHR) in relation to the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic - the Fineberg reportArchived
Report by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), 64th World Health Assembly (WHA) - Geneva, Switzerland, 5th May 2011
Transmission patterns during the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemicArchived
The authors of this study from 12 European Union member states used statistical modelling and a novel European approach for combining data to explore the potential causes that might explain difference in transmission dynamics observed during the early stages of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.