Summary report: Joint ECDC/WHO Europe Meeting on Influenza Surveillance

Surveillance report

This report, originally published by WHO/Europe, summarizes ECDC and WHO/Europe's first joint influenza surveillance meeting, held on 7-9 June 2011 and hosted by the Slovenian Ministry of Health. The meeting was attended by more than 150 participants representing national focal points for epidemiological and virological surveillance of influenza in 48 of 53 WHO European Region and EU/EEA Member States. This report contains the main content of the meeting's working group sessions and the recommendations and next steps identified during these sessions.
It also describes how the influenza surveillance network in the WHO European Region and EU/EEA Member States will implement further work on influenza surveillance.