Primary care data

Syndromic surveillance data

For week 14/2020, 5 (28%) of the 18 Member States and areas that reported on ILI registered activity above their baseline levels: 1 in the eastern area (Russian Federation), 2 in northern areas (Estonia and Ireland) and 2 in western areas (Luxembourg and the Netherlands) of the Region.

Of 12 Member States and areas that reported on ARI, only 1 (Estonia) registered activity above their baseline levels.

Influenza activity

Of 26 Member States and areas that reported on the intensity indicator, 12 reported activity at baseline levels, 12 reported low, 1 reported medium (Georgia), and 1 reported high (Luxembourg) intensity for week 14/2020.

Of 24 Member States and areas that reported on geographic spread, 5 reported no activity, 13 reported sporadic spread, 3 reported local spread and 3 reported regional spread for week 14/2020.

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

For week 14/2020, 17 (4%) of 421 sentinel specimens from 12 Member States or areas across the Region tested positive for an influenza virus. Among these detections, 7 were type A and 10 were type B. Of 5 subtyped A viruses, all were A(H1N1)pdm09. Both influenza type B viruses ascribed to a lineage were B/Victoria.

For the season to date, more influenza type A (n=11 166, 65%) than type B (n=6 116, 35%) viruses have been detected. Of 10 175 subtyped A viruses, 59% were A(H1N1)pdm09 and 41% were A(H3N2). Of 2 393 influenza type B viruses ascribed to a lineage, 99% were B/Victoria.

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

Influenzanet

Influenzanet data were not reported for week 14/2020.