Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report includes 2015 events and data and does not follow the entire winter season pattern

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Zoonotic influenza. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2015. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017

ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.

Executive summary

No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA.  In 2015, several outbreaks and detections in poultry and wild birds of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses such as A(H5N1), A(H5N2), A(H5N3) or A(H5N8) were reported worldwide. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused seven human infections in Brazil and the United States.