Primary care data

Syndromic surveillance data

Based on syndromic surveillance data for influenza-like illness (ILI) and/or acute respiratory infection (ARI), all countries reported activity within baseline levels.

Influenza activity

For week 40/2019, of 38 Member States and areas reporting on intensity, all reported baseline or low intensity. Of 38 Member States and areas reporting on geographic spread, 27 reported no activity  (across the region), 10 reported sporadic cases (in northern, southern and western areas) and 1 (Turkey) reported regional activity.

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

For week 40/2019, 9 of 212 (4%) sentinel specimens tested positive for an influenza virus; 1 was influenza type A and 8 were influenza type B. The 7 influenza B viruses genotyped were of the B/Victoria lineage.

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