Weekly influenza surveillance overview, 10 Oct - 16 Oct 2011 (Week 41)
During week 41/2011, low influenza activity was notified by all 25 countries that reported. None of the 258 sentinel specimens tested positive for influenza. Of nine influenza viruses detected in non-sentinel specimens, four were influenza A viruses and 5 - B viruses. No hospitalised cases of severe influenza were reported.
In week 41 (10 Oct 2011 – 16 Oct 2011), all countries providing data to the European Surveillance System (TESSy) database reported low influenza activity.
In particular, the majority of the countries reported absence of geographic spread and only France, Norway and Poland reported some sporadic activity. Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and the UK (Northern Ireland) reported increasing trends.
In relation to the virological data, none of the specimens were tested positive for influenza out of 258 sentinel specimens. Of nine influenza-positive non-sentinel source specimens, e.g. specimens collected for diagnostic purposes in hospitals, four were type A viruses and five were type B viruses. More details on influenza viruses that circulated in 2011 can be found in the August–September report prepared by the Community Network of Reference Laboratories (CNRL) coordination team.
This data shows that Europe is not yet experiencing the annual influenza epidemics for this season.
Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, September 2020
19 Oct 2020 - This is the 10th and final report for the 2019–2020 influenza season. As of week 39/2020, 164 917 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported; 73% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 27% type B viruses, with 4 480 (98%) of 4 569 ascribed to a lineage being B/Victoria.
Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
7 Oct 2020 - Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are relatively rare in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and are mainly acquired during travel to countries outside the EU/EEA, particularly in south Asia. For 2017, 22 EU/EEA countries reported a total of 1 098 cases.
Avian influenza overview May – August 2020
30 Sep 2020 - Between 16 May and 15 August 2020, seven highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus outbreaks were reported in Europe in poultry, with one outbreak reported in Bulgaria (n=1) and six in Hungary (n=6) and one low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5N3) virus outbreak was reported in poultry in Italy.