Influenza virus characterisation, summary Europe, December 2010

Surveillance report
Publication series: Influenza Virus Characterisation

Since the September 2010 report (click here for September report), very few samples were received from ECDC-affiliated countries until December 2010.Table 1 shows a list of the ECDC-affiliated countries that have sent viruses or clinical samples collected since 1 September 2010. Pandemic A(H1N1) viruses were received from the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg; H3N2 viruses from the UK, Germany, Greece, Spain and Portugal. Influenza B viruses were received from the same countries with B-Victoria-lineage viruses predominating over B/Yamagata-lineage viruses.