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    Posted: January 30 2016 at 4:15am
http://www.who.int/influenza/surveillance_monitoring/updates/latest_update_GIP_surveillance/en/

Influenza update

25 January 2016, - Update number 255, based on data up to 17 January, 2015

Summary

High levels of influenza activity continued in some countries in western Asia. And increasing influenza activity was reported in northern America, northern and eastern Europe and northern/temperate Asia. Most detected influenza viruses were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09.

  • Influenza activity was slowly increasing but still below seasonal expected levels in northern America. In northern and eastern Europe increasing influenza activity was reported, with still low activity in Western and Southern Europe. An increase in severe acute respiratory infections due to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 was reported from some eastern European countries.
  • In northern/temperate Asia, influenza activity was ongoing in Mongolia and was increasing in the Republic of Korea.
  • In central and western Asia, influenza activity remained at high levels where Israel, Jordan and Oman reported increased influenza activity, predominantly due to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses. Pakistan reported also elevated influenza activity, predominantly due to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09.
  • Few influenza virus detections were reported by countries in tropical Africa.
  • In tropical countries of the Americas, Central America and the Caribbean, respiratory virus activity was at low levels.
  • In tropical Asia, countries in southern and south east Asia overall reported ongoing low influenza activity.
  • In temperate countries of the Southern Hemisphere respiratory virus activity remained low.
  • National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 91 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 28 December 2015 to 10 January 2016 (data as of 2016-01-22 11:40:20 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 65 649 specimens during that time period. 10 502 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 8481 (80.8%) were typed as influenza A and 2021 (19.2%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 5506 (80.2%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 1357 (19.8%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 460 (49.1%) belonged to the B-Yamagata lineage and 477 (50.9%) to the B-Victoria lineage.
Que sera, sera, Whatever will be, will be, The future is not ours to see, Que sera, sera !
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https://flunewseurope.org/# and http://www.euromomo.eu/ week 9 feb.29-march 6

  • Influenza continues to circulate widely mainly in countries of wertern, northern and central Europe. Both widespread influenza activity and medium/high intensity were reported by 19 countries.
  • The proportion of sentinel specimens positive for influenza showed a slight decrease this week, to 44%, after plateauing during three consecutive weeks.
  • Influenza B virus constituted 55% of influenza virus detections in sentinel samples compared to 47% for the previous week, indicating a gradual shift towards influenza B over the last few weeks.
  • Among influenza A viruses, A(H1N1)pdm09 remained the predominant virus in all surveillance systems (87% in sentinel surveillance).
  • The number of cases of severe disease was lower than in previous weeks. Most severe cases continued to be associated with A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection and occurred in people aged 15–64 years. 
  • In the 17 countries or regions reporting to the European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action project (EuroMOMO), a pattern suggests excess all-cause mortality among those aged 15-64 years, some of which may be associated with influenza infection.

European mortality bulletin week 9 2016

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The pooled analysis shows a pattern suggesting excess all-cause mortality among the 15-64 years age group. This pattern appeared at the end of 2015, and seems to be at the same level as observed in the 2012/13 Winter season and slightly lower than the 2014/15 Winter season. Mortality among the elderly is within the expected levels for the season.


When you look into hospital-data https://flunewseurope.org/HospitalData per country you run into the "no data" section. 
Que sera, sera, Whatever will be, will be, The future is not ours to see, Que sera, sera !
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