Primary care data

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


For week 47/2022, 512 (14%) of 3 563 sentinel specimens tested positive for an influenza virus; 92% were type A and 8% were type B. Of 388 subtyped A viruses, 88% were A(H3) and 12% A(H1)pdm09. Of 4 type B viruses ascribed to a lineage, all were B/Victoria. Of 32 countries and areas across the Region that each tested at least 10 sentinel specimens in week 47/2022, 11 reported influenza-positivity detection rates at or above 10% (median 20%; range 12% - 52%): Italy (52%), Portugal (44%), Kyrgyzstan (42%), Germany (36%), Uzbekistan (21%), France (20%), Kazakhstan (16%), Republic of Moldova (15%), Spain (13%), Luxembourg (12%) and Israel (12%).


For the season to date, 2 207 (10%) of 21 579 sentinel specimens tested positive for an influenza virus. More influenza type A (n=1 967, 89%) than type B (n=240, 11%) viruses have been detected. Of 1 701 subtyped A viruses, 1 461 (86%) were A(H3) and 240 (14%) were A(H1)pdm09. Of 115 influenza type B viruses ascribed to a lineage, all were B/Victoria (52% of type B viruses were reported without a lineage).


Details of the distribution of viruses detected in non-sentinel-source specimens are presented in the virus characteristics section.



External data sources


Influenzanet collects weekly data on symptoms in the general community from different participating countries across the EU/EEA. Please refer to the website for additional information for week 47/2022.



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