ECDC DAILY UPDATE: 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic - 19 January 2010
- The last ECDC Daily Update;
- Updates from US and Canada included;
- A total of 2 292 fatal cases in Europe and EFTA countries and 12 086 in the rest of the world have been reported up to date.
The last Daily Update
The ECDC Public Health Event Strategy Team (PST) decided yesterday to downgrade our crisis management activities to Public Health Event level 0 (PHE 0). ECDC has been operating its pandemic response in under a crisis management plan since April 2009, diverting significant resources from other parts of the organisation to respond in a robust and coherent way. Although the pandemic is far from over and considerable uncertainties on developments in the coming months exist, currently the workload related to pandemic response has clearly decreased. The ECDC activities related to the pandemic will continue under a reinforced influenza programme.
We will now stop publishing the Daily Updates. The surveillance work will be reported on Fridays in the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overviews (WISO) with a technical overview of influenza development in a technical successor to the previous Flu News along with the Weekly Executive Update giving a digest of the technical reports and reporting on ECDC activities. All of these outputs will be published on our website.
ECDC pandemic website is at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/H1N1/Pages/home.aspx