The year saw the most severe influenza season since national reporting of influenza began in Early in the season the National Incident Room was. northern hemisphere (November to April ). Between October and January , influenza was reported in Africa, the. This report summarises information on seasonal influenza rates in the EU/EEA for eight influenza seasons (– to –).

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Adapted from data in Treanor et al. This represents a change in all three components from the influenza vaccine formulation used in the United States. Human-to-human transmission of H5N1 virus infection is inefficient, and most patients with H5N1 virus infection had direct contact with sick or dead poultry.

Interim pre-pandemic planning guidance: During the previous three influenza seasons, the peak percentage of patient visits for ILI ranged from 3. News Low uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe may jeopardise capacity to protect people in next pandemic press release – 7 Feb How many children have died from flu-associated complications during previous flu seasons?

Regional timing of peak ILI activity mirrored what was seen in the virologic data. Monitoring influenza through the National Incident Room during the season offered an excellent opportunity to conduct enhanced surveillance under conditions that were real and potentially serious but not an emergency. How often are the vaccine and circulating virus strains well matched? In the United States, the formulation of nonpharmacologic community mitigation interventions promoted by the CDC is a critical step in pandemic preparedness.

For more information about flu and staph infections visit Seasonal Flu and Staph Infection. For patients with H5N1 influenza virus infection, the World Health Organization currently recommends oseltamivir 75 mg twice daily for 5 days; the same dosage used for seasonal pandemic infections.


Board on population health and public health practice. For this reason, there is always the possibility of a less than optimal match between viruses in the vaccine and circulating viruses.

In 16 of the last 20 U. The influenza vaccination communication guidelines provide advice, guidance and campaign materials to support national influenza vaccination campaigns with the purpose of increasing the influenza vaccination uptake in the EU Member States.


The best way to protect young children is to ifluebza2007 sure that their household members and their caregivers are vaccinated. Vaccination remains the best method for preventing flu and its potentially severe complications in children.

However, during the — season, mortality associated with pneumonia and influenza remained below the epidemic threshold of 7. Because of the time constraints involved, this is necessary to facilitate the production of the greatest number of doses, especially because 2 doses of vaccine are likely to be needed.


Steady progress in vaccine development is being made, with several human studies reporting promising repott and a rich pipeline of preclinical candidates. Differences in rate estimates between the NVSN and EIP systems are likely the result of different case-finding methods, diagnostic tests used, and the populations monitored.

The CDC and other agencies have identified 3 primary strategies for combating an influenza pandemic in the United States: Annual influenza epidemics are associated with high morbidity and mortality. All 50 states reported widespread influenza activity for at least two weeks during the season.

ECDC continues to emphasise that all Europeans who are recommended to have the influenza vaccine should get vaccinated.

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Severe illness and complications are more common in certain risk groups, which include those with chronic medical conditions e. Finally, a recent report regarding the emergence of influenza B viruses with reduced sensitivity to neuraminidase inhibitors has raised some concerns, although the possible greater implications of evidence limited to seasonal outbreaks of influenza B virus infection remain to be fully assessed [ 20 ]. The effectiveness of vaccine day and educational interventions on influenza vaccine coverage among health care workers at long-term care facilities.


Seasonal influenza is estimated to cause ,—, deaths per year globally. In Februaryexperts from around the world convened at the Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Conference in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss progress that has been made in preparing for ifluenza20077 next influenza season and for an influenza ifouenza2007. Children 6 months to 9 years of age getting a flu shot for the first time will need two doses of vaccine the first year they are vaccinated, with the first dose ideally being given in September.

What was this season like in terms of bacterial co-infections, including Staphylococcus aureuswith flu? Flu A viruses are subtyped in public health laboratories, such as state department of health laboratories and CDC Influenza Division laboratories. The robust regression model used to calculate the Cities Mortality Reporting System baseline and epidemic threshold values was recently modified.

Among H1N1 strains isolated worldwide, Flu-associated deaths in children defined as persons aged 18 years and younger first became a nationally notifiable condition during the flu season and are reported through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System NNDSS. With this information, they forecast which three viruses are most likely to make the most people sick filuenza2007 the next flu season. What can be done to protect children from flu-associated illness and death?