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.
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.
WHO Europe: Influenza
WHO/Europe aim to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality by strengthening virological and epidemiological surveillance for mild and severe influenza; using surveillance data to estimate the burden of influenza in order to prioritize national influenza vaccination programmes; and maintaining and strengthening pandemic preparedness activities at the national level. WHO/Europe also monitors the emergence of other respiratory pathogens that have the potential to spread among humans. These include coronaviruses, which cause a range of illnesses from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the common cold.
Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, 2018
The joint annual influenza surveillance meeting by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place on 6 - 8 June 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited participants were epidemiological and virological surveillance experts nominated by national health authorities as well as representatives from international institutions, covering the 53 countries of the EU/EEA and the WHO European region. The meeting was by invitation only.
Experience and lessons from surveillance and studies of the 2009 pandemic in Europe
Nicoll, A., Ammon, A., Amato, A., Ciancio, B., Zucs, P., Devaux, I., Plata, F., Mazick, A., Molbak, K., Asikainen, T., Kramarz, P.
Estimates of pandemic influenza vaccine effectiveness in europe, 2009-2010: Results of influenza monitoring vaccine effectiveness in Europe (I-MOVE) multicentre case-control study
Valenciano, M., Kissling, E., Cohen, J.-M., Oroszi, B., Barret, A.-S., Rizzo, C., Nunes, B., Pitigoi, D., Camara, A.L., Mosnier, A., Horvath, J.K., O'Donnell, J., Bella, A., Guiomar, R., Lupulescu, E., Savulescu, C., Ciancio, B.C., Kramarz, P., Moren, A.
Planning for uncertainty: A European approach to informing responses to the severity of influenza epidemics and pandemics
Initial surveillance of 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic in the European Union and European Economic Area, April-September 2009.
Devaux, I., Kreidl, P., Penttinen, P., Salminen, M., Zucs, P., Ammon, A., ECDC influenza surveillance group national coordinators for influenza surveillance