Weekly influenza surveillance overview, March 4, 2011 - Week 8
Most European Union/European Economic Area countries are reporting regional or widespread influenza activity, with medium influenza-like illness (ILI)/acute respiratory infection (ARI) consultation rates and widespread activity. Decreasing ILI/ARI trends were reported by the majority of countries.The proportion of influenza virus-positive sentinel specimens has gradually decreased to 36%, after peaking in week 52/2010 at around 56%.An increasing proportion of B viruses has been reported. In week 08/2011, 58% of influenza virus detections were type A, and 42% were type B. The latter are reported to be dominant now in a number of countries. Of the 1139 subtyped influenza A viruses, 99% were A(H1N1)2009.In week 08/2011, eleven countries reported 149 all-cause severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and hospitalised confirmed influenza cases. The latter were mostly due to influenza virus A(H1N1)2009 infection.Numbers of influenza infections with severe outcome have decreased in western European Union countries that report these. However, the number of cases remains high in Greece. Apart from the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia, there is considerable uncertainty about cases with severe respiratory disease due to influenza in a number of other countries in central and eastern European Union countries because of limited hospital surveillance for influenza-associated cases.
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.