Seasonal influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016-17 season

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report includes 2015 events and data and does not follow the entire winter season pattern. For a detailed description of methods used to produce this report, please refer to the Methods chapter
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 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Seasonal influenza. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. Stockholm

Compared with the last three seasons, the influenza season 2016–2017 started three weeks earlier. The duration of the season was similar to previous seasons. Influenza activity started in week 46 of 2016, peaked between weeks 52/2016 and 4/2017 and returned to baseline levels in week 17/2017. In most EU/EEA countries, ILI/ARI primary care consultation rates were dominated by influenza A(H3N2), which was similar to previous seasons.

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