Primary care data

Influenza activity

Of 15 Member States and areas that reported on the intensity indicator, 12 reported activity at baseline levels, 2 reported low intensity (Georgia and Slovakia) and 1 reported medium intensity (Azerbaijan) for week 34/2020.

Of 14 Member States and areas that reported on geographic spread, 13 reported no activity and 1 reported sporadic spread (United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)) for week 34/2020.

Viruses detected in sentinel-source specimens (ILI and ARI)

For week 34/2020, of 19 sentinel specimens tested for influenza viruses, none were positive.

Cumulatively, for weeks 21-34/2020, 1 of 812 (0.1%) sentinel specimens tested positive for an influenza virus. It was influenza type B and not ascribed to a lineage.

Details of the distribution of viruses detected in non-sentinel-source specimens can be found in the Virus characteristics section.