Weeks 44/2018 (29 October–4 November 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.
  • Both influenza A and B type viruses were detected in low numbers.
  • For week 44/2018, data from the 18 Member States and areas reporting to the EuroMOMO project indicated all-cause excess mortality to be at expected levels for this time of the year.

2018/19 season overview 

  • As is usual for this time of year, influenza activity has so far been low in the European Region.

Influenza intensity, spread and dominant virus type/subtype