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 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 47/2020 and since the start of the season.

 

1.2) Hospitalized laboratory-confirmed influenza cases – other wards  
There were no laboratory-confirmed influenza cases in wards outside ICUs reported for week 47/2020 and since the start of the season.