Seasonal influenza

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

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Influenza virus characterisation, July 2019

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Influenza virus characterisation, May 2019

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Data

Weekly influenza update, week 19, May 2019

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Influenza virus characterisation, May 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 May 2019, week 20

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Influenza virus characterisation, March 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 April 2019, Week 15

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News

WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2018-2019 Northern hemisphere season

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News

Low uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe may jeopardise capacity to protect people in next pandemic

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Influenza surveillance for the 2017-2018 season is starting

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News

WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season

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Nov 2017

Event

Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan for and manage

9 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event

E-learning course: Influenza vaccination campaigns targeting healthcare workers

1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019

Event

Flu awareness week 2017

16 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Jun 2017

Event

ECDC Annual Influenza Meeting, 2017

20 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

Data

Weekly influenza update, week 15, April 2019

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Weekly influenza update, week 14, April 2019

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Weekly influenza update, week 13, March 2019

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Weekly influenza update, week 12, March 2019

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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

Animal influenza viruses that cross the animal–human divide to infect people are considered novel to humans and therefore have the potential to become pandemic threats.

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.