Primary care data

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

  • For week 47/2020, of 663 sentinel specimens tested for influenza viruses, none were positive. Since the start of the season, of 4 433 sentinel-source specimens that have been tested for influenza viruses, one was positive.
  • Details of the distribution of viruses detected in non-sentinel-source specimens can be found in the Virus characteristics section. 

External data sources

Influenzanet collects weekly data on respiratory symptoms in the general community from different participating countries across the EU/EEA. For week 47/2020 data reported from 6 countries representing between 76 and 8 172 active participants were included for a total of 18 845 participants.
ILI activity: France, Spain and UK have reported between 0 and 5 cases per thousand active participants. Denmark, Italy and Switzerland have reported between 5 and 10 cases per thousand active participants. Activity is low (below the first quartile of historical data for this week).
COVID-19 activity: France, Switzerland and UK have reported between 25 and 30 possible cases per thousand weekly participants. Italy has reported between 30 and 35 possible cases per thousand weekly participants. Spain has reported between 45 and 50 possible cases per thousand weekly participants.