Weeks 48/2018 (26 November- 2 December 2018)

  • Influenza activity was low throughout the European Region.
  • Influenza viruses were detected sporadically in specimens from persons with respiratory illness presenting to medical care.
  • The majority of influenza virus detections were influenza A in sentinel, non-sentinel and hospitalised cases.
  • For week 48/2018, data from the 22 Member States and areas reporting to the EuroMOMO project indicated all-cause mortality to be at expected levels for this time of year.

2018/19 season overview 

  • As of week 48/2018, influenza activity has been low in the European Region.

Influenza intensity, spread and dominant virus type/subtype