Seasonal influenza

Publication

Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, June 2020

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Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, May 2020

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Influenza virus characterisation, summary Europe, April 2020

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Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 May 2020, week 19

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Publication

Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, June 2020

Surveillance report -

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Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, May 2020

Surveillance report -

Publication

Influenza virus characterisation, summary Europe, April 2020

Surveillance report -

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 May 2020, week 19

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News

2019 Seasonal influenza assessment: currently dominating viruses point at possible heavy impact on the elderly and healthcare systems

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News

World Health Organization recommendations for the influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2020 southern hemisphere season

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News

WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season

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News

Influenza vaccination coverage rates insufficient across EU Member States

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Sep 2020

Event

7th European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI)

13 Sep 2020 - 16 Sep 2020
Valencia, Spain

Event

Flu Awareness Week, 21-25 October 2019

21 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019

Event

ISIRV and ECDC influenza epidemiology meeting 16-18 January 2019

16 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Event

Flu Awareness Week, 22 – 26 October 2018

22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

Data

Weekly influenza update, week 18, May 2020

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Weekly influenza update, week 16, April 2020

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Weekly influenza update, week 15, April 2020

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Weekly influenza update, week 13, March 2020

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Other types of influenza

2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic

The 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic was declared over in August 2010 by the World Health Organization. Europe has now entered a new inter-pandemic phase of seasonal influenza.

Disease / public health area

Avian influenza

Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease in birds, including domestic poultry. Avian influenza is mainly found in birds, but under certain circumstances infections can also occur in humans even though the risk is generally very low.

Disease / public health area

Pandemic influenza

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.

Disease / public health area

Swine influenza

Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Influenza viruses that commonly circulate in swine are called “swine influenza viruses” or “swine flu viruses.” Like human influenza viruses, there are different subtypes and strains of swine influenza viruses.