Hospital Surveillance

A subset of countries and areas monitor severe disease related to influenza virus infection by surveillance of

 

1) hospitalized laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in ICUs or other wards, or

 

2) severe acute respiratory infection (SARI; countries and areas mostly located in the eastern part of the Region).

Laboratory-confirmed hospitalized cases

1.1) Hospitalized laboratory-confirmed influenza cases – ICUs 

  • There were no hospitalized laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in ICUs reported for week 02/2021.

 

  • Since the start of the season, there have been 10 hospitalized laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in ICUs (all infected with type A viruses) reported by Ukraine (n = 2) and the UK (n = 8). At the time of the latest reports all cases were non-fatal.

 

1.2) Hospitalized laboratory-confirmed influenza cases – other wards

  •  There were no laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in wards outside ICUs reported for week 02/2021.

 

  • Since the start of the season, there have been three laboratory-confirmed influenza cases (two type A viruses and 1 type B) in wards outside ICUs reported: two cases were in patients aged 15-64 years (both from Ukraine) and 1 case, which was fatal, in a patient over 65 years old (from Czechia).