Season overview

2021-2022 season


  • 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. 


Other news


On 30 January 2020 following the recommendations of the Emergency Committee, the WHO Director General declared that the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak constitutea Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). 


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Influenza positivity

For the European Region, influenza virus positivity in sentinel specimens remained below the epidemic threshold, which is set at 10%.

External data sources

Mortality monitoring

Data from 26 European countries or subnational regions reported to EuroMOMO during this week. Overall pooled estimates of all-cause mortality for the participating European countries showed a low level of excess mortality. Please refer to the EuroMOMO project for additional information.