First annual meeting of the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network
On 17 March 2011, 37 disease and surveillance experts met in Stockholm for the first annual meeting of the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network (EDSN). Discussed topics included the lack of appropriate treatment with diphtheria antitoxin, the increasing susceptibility to the disease of older people, and the importance of the resumption of seroprevalence studies.
Influenza virus characterisation, December 2019
16 Jan 2020 - This is the third report for the 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 1/2020, 42 844 influenza detections had been reported across the WHO European Region; 85% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 15% type B viruses, with 531 (92%) of 576 ascribed to a B/Victoria lineage.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, January 2020
10 Jan 2020 - The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for the period 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.