Severity

 For weeks 21–26/2017, eight countries reported data on severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), with low numbers of influenza detections among hospitalized cases. Of 9 countries that conduct surveillance of hospitalized laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, Ireland and Sweden each reported one ICU case due to influenza B virus infection during this period. Ireland also reported five cases in other wards due to influenza B virus infection.

Mortality Monitoring

Data from 19 countries or regions reporting to the EuroMOMO project were received for week 26/2017 and included in the pooled analyses of excess all-cause mortality.  These data indicate that over recent months all-cause excess mortality has been at levels expected for the time of year.