Weekly influenza surveillance overview, Nov 15, 2013 - week 45
During week 45/2013: All 27 reporting countries experienced low intensity influenza activity.
Weekly influenza surveillance overview, Nov 22, 2013 - week 46
During week 46/2013: All 28 reporting countries experienced low intensity influenza activity
Meeting report: Joint WHO Regional Office for Europe/ECDC Meeeting on Influenza Surveillance 2013
The third joint WHO European Regional Office for Europe/ECDC annual influenza surveillance meeting.
Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe – ‘The ECDC Menu’
This document presents a menu of possible public measures to be taken during influenza pandemics, giving public health and scientific information on what is known or can be said about their likely effectiveness, costs (direct and indirect), acceptability, public expectations and other more practical considerations. The ‘ECDC Menu’ aims to help EU Member States and institutions, individually or collectively, decide which measures they will apply.
Factsheet about seasonal influenza
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Questions and answers on influenza pandemics
A pandemic is the rapid spread of a new human influenza around the world. Influenza pandemics happen when a new strain of a flu virus appears which can infect humans, to which most people have no immunity and which can transmit efficiently from human to human.
Timeline on the pandemic (H1N1) 2009
This timeline of the 2009 Influenza Pandemic runs from the first described cases in California in April 2009 to July 10th 2010 when the WHO Director General declared that the pandemic was over. It describes events from the perspective of European Union and European Economic Area institutions and countries. However it also contains global events of relevance to Europe, such as declarations of phase changes. Where possible, links are given to primary published documentation. Events, decisions and meetings taking place at a European Level are especially emphasised.
Questions and answers on the pandemic (H1N1) 2009
What is the influenza A(H1N1)v virus? What is the origin of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus? What is the difference between the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and swine influenza?
Guide to revision of national pandemic influenza preparedness plans: Lessons learned from the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic
This guide is intended for use by those involved in pandemic preparedness planning, generic preparedness and implementation of IHR core capacities in European countries. The document describes good practice for pandemic preparedness planning based on lessons learned from the 2009 pandemic.