- For the Region as a whole, influenza activity has been at baseline level with sporadic detections, mostly of A(H3) viruses.
- During the influenza Vaccine Composition Meeting for the southern hemisphere 2022 season, held in September 2021, WHO recommended updating of the A(H3N2) and the B/Victoria-lineage components. The full report can be found here.
On 30 January 2020 following the recommendations of the Emergency Committee, the WHO Director General declared that the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
For more information about the situation in the WHO European Region visit:
- WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- ECDC website: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china
For the European Region, influenza virus positivity in sentinel specimens remained below the epidemic threshold, which is set at 10%.