Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
CDC’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.
- No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA.
- Human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported from Egypt and A(H7N9) infections from mainland China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Taiwan.
- Sporadic human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6), A(H7N2) and A(H9N2) were reported worldwide.
- In 2016, several outbreaks and detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses such as A(H5N1), A(H5N2), A(H5N3) or A(H5N8) were reported in poultry, wild and captured birds worldwide.
- Two severe human infections due to swine-originated influenza virus A(H1N1)v were reported in the EU/EEA. Influenza viruses A(H1N1)v, A(H1N2)v, and A(H3N2)v of swine origin also caused human cases in Canada, Switzerland and the United States.