The year saw the most severe influenza season since national reporting of influenza began in Early in the season the National Incident Room was. northern hemisphere (November to April ). Between October and January , influenza was reported in Africa, the. This report summarises information on seasonal influenza rates in the EU/EEA for eight influenza seasons (– to –).

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Joint Commission on repprt Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Related diseases and public health areas. Ten Member States recommended the vaccination of pregnant women in —11; in — 15, 27 Member States recommended influenza vaccination for pregnant women.

In addition, there were very few influenza A H3N2 samples and nothing suitable as a strain for vaccine production. Accessed 11 July Several issues warrant note. For children aged years and years, the rate was 4. Among H1N1 strains isolated worldwide, Computational reporf that used observations from seasonal transmission and, as much as possible, data from past pandemics as input were also examined.

A surveillance team were tasked with establishing enhanced surveillance for the season and investigating unusual events in this outbreak. All Member States recommended seasonal influenza vaccine for people with immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, metabolic disorders, chronic pulmonary diseases, cardiovascular diseases and renal diseases for six of the eight influenza seasons covered in this report.

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Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe. Add comment Close comment form modal. During the influenza season, a small increase in the number of influenza viruses resistant to the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir was observed. Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe — Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates for and Abstract The second annual Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Conference, which took place in Repport in Arlington, Virginia, focused on recent progress in basic and clinical research regarding preparedness for outbreaks of influenza.

Accessed 23 March No state reported widespread influenza activity during the weeks ending April May 17, weeks For more information about the vaccine strain selection process, visit Selecting the Viruses in the Influenza Flu Vaccine. Prevention of antigenically drifted influenza by inactivated and live attenuated vaccines.


Flu activity in the United States typically peaks between December and March, and the timing of peak activity changes from year to year.

Activity increased iflusnza2007 from mid-December through the end of the year with more rapid increases during January and through the week ending February Late in the season, when overall influenza activity was declining, influenza B viruses were more commonly reported than influenza A viruses.

Annual report of the National Influenza Surveillance Scheme,

Regional timing of peak ILI activity mirrored what was seen in the virologic data. For additional information on the influenza season please see the season summary MMWR Update: Outpatient clinic visits for ARI peaked twice, once at 3.

Canada has also developed a coordinated ifluenz2a007 preparedness plan [ 28 ].

The second dose should be given 28 or more days after the first dose. WHO rapid advice guidelines for pharmacological management of sporadic human infection rdport avian influenza A H5N1 virus. Although amantadine and rimantadine two other influenza antiviral drugs also are FDA-approved for treatment or prevention of influenza, these two drugs were NOT recommended for use in the United States during the flu season because many recent flu viruses are resistant to these drugs.

Of concern, several amino acid changes identified in the virus as potential contributors to human adaptation have been identified in the H5N1 virus circulating today [ 8 ]. Children under 6 months old can become very sick from the flu, but they are ivluenza2007 young to get a flu vaccine. Global strategic planning efforts focus on assuring sufficient stocks of vaccines and antiviral agents, as well ifluuenza2007 timely nonpharmacological interventions to potentially delay or contain spread of an outbreak.

Nine countries Austria, Estonia, Finland, Malta, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland and United Kingdom recommended vaccination of different age groups of children and adolescents under 18 years of age in the —15 influenza season; for the —08 season, only six countries did so.


View large Download slide. Prevention and Control with Vaccines. Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates in the EU Member States for eight influenza seasons: Indonesia recently reported cases and 87 deaths due to H5N1 virus infection, confirming its current rank as the world leader in the number of human H5N1 influenza cases.

Annual report of the National Influenza Surveillance Scheme, 2007.

ifluennza2007 The group and many others have examined data from past pandemics in, and to estimate the projected mortality of a modern epidemic. Over time, a growing number of countries lowered the recommended age for adult influenza vaccination. Seven Member States submitted coverage data for pregnant women: The most advanced investigational therapeutics include the parenterally administered neuraminidase inhibitor peramivir [ 23 ], the RNA polymerase inhibitor T [ 24 ], and a sialidase fusion construct, DAS [ 25 ].

However, there was a notable discrepancy between issuing recommendations and the ability to monitor and report vaccination coverage among those with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women: Top of Page How well did circulating viruses match the vaccine strains during the season?

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. France has a highly integrated plan characterized by strong regional coordination.


This new methodology better takes into account shifts in the long term trends of the Cities data, and will be used in the upcoming influenza season to project the baseline and epidemic threshold values. No resistance to oseltamivir was identified among the influenza A H3N2 or the influenza B viruses tested. Top of Page Was the peak of the flu season typical in terms of timing?

Effectiveness and cost-benefit of influenza vaccination of healthy working adults: ECDC continues to emphasise that all Europeans who are recommended to have the influenza vaccine should get vaccinated. June 26, Page last updated: