Summary of the influenza 2014–2015 season in Europe
Increased influenza activity started in week 51/2014 this season when the percentage of influenza positive laboratory tests crossed the 10% threshold. The season lasted for 21 weeks until week 19/2015, when the positivity rate dropped below 10%. The peak of the season - with the highest proportion of specimens tested positive (55%) - occurred in week 07/2015. The peak varied between countries, occurring in week 04/2015 in Bulgaria and Portugal, and between weeks 05/2015 and 08/2015 in most central European countries.
Summary of the influenza 2012–2013 season in the WHO European region
The 2012–2013 influenza season was of a slightly longer duration than the 2011–2012 season, starting around week 48/2012, peaking around week 5/2013 and lasting until week 16/2013.
Poster for risk groups on seasonal influenza
The poster provide key information on the importance of influenza vaccination. It is intended for display in venues that provide a link to the local community or where citizens may seek health advice such as healthcare facilities, doctors’ waiting rooms, pharmacies, community centres, libraries, etc. The poster is a part of the ECDC "Communication guidelines on how to increase influenza vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit its spread".
Table 1. Number of hospitalised laboratory-confirmed influenza cases by season, country, and level of care; eight EU countries, 2014–2015
Number of hospitalised laboratory-confirmed influenza cases by season, country, and level of care; eight EU countries, 2014–2015
Seasonal influenza vaccination recommendations and coverage rates, 2012–13 - Country profile for Austria
Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe – Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates, 2012–13 - Country profile for Austria