Infant and children seasonal immunisation against influenza on a routine basis during inter-pandemic period
Annual influenza vaccination of risk groups has been common practice in Europe and elsewhere for many years. Routine influenza immunisation of healthy children has been recommended in some countries, to reduce morbidity among children with the potential additional benefit of reducing the spread of disease and thus indirectly protect adults at high risk of severe influenza.
Weekly influenza surveillance overview January 7, 2011 - Week 52
Generally, reporting of influenza has been less complete over weeks 51 and 52 due to the holiday period, which reduces consulting rates and reporting to national centres and subsequently onto ECDC. Nevertheless, in week 52/2010, 15 of the 25 countries reported increasing trends of influenza activity.
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in EU/EEA - Status report as of Autumn 2007
Final report on the state of pandemic preparedness in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) in Autumn 2007. This follows and supersedes the interim survey and report undertaken in the autumn of 2006 and published in January 2007. It underpins and provides the evidence for a more concise ‘Report for Policymakers’.
Toolkit for investigation of cases of Avian influenza in humans
In order to increase preparedness to respond to possible cases and clusters of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A/H5N1 in humans in Europe, the ECDC has prepared a toolkit for the European Union member states.