ECDC situation report on outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) 21 Dec 2009

Situation Report
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Main developments in the past 72 hours

- Modified schedules for ECDC Daily Update abd WISO for Holiday period are announced.

- Weekly influenza surveillance overview (WISO) for period Dec 7th to 13th: most countries are now witnessing medium influenza intensity in the community with only a few reporting high to very high levels. In the majority of countries, activity is however still widespread. Nineteen countries reported decreasing rates of influenza-like illness or acute respiratory infection for at least the last two weeks.

- A total of 1 652 fatal cases in Europe and EFTA countries and 10 388 in the rest of the world have been reported up to date

- EpiSouth update: countries in the region still showing varying trends - some are reporting increasing activity while others report stable or decreasing trends.