International scientific community gathers in Valencia for the 9th ESWI Conference on Influenza, COVID-19, and RSV
Since it was established 30 years ago, the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Viruses (ESWI) is hosting the 9TH ESWI Influenza Conference
The SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Mutation Explorer: using an interactive application to improve the public understanding of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern
The rapid evolution of SARS-CoV-2 resulted in variations in the spike that enhanced transmissibility or weakened vaccine protection.
Long Covid: clues about causes
This investigated the monocyte and inflammatory profiles of individuals who were hospitalised with COVID-19 during the acute phase and the convalescent period.
SARS-CoV-2-specific nasal IgA wanes 9 months after hospitalisation with COVID-19 and is not induced by subsequent vaccination
This study demonstrates durable yet compartmentalised nasal IgA and plasma antibody responses to SARSCoV-2 after infection and subsequent vaccination.
Policy & Recommendations
Call for action on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response
Ahead of the UN High-level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response, taking place in September, ESWI has joined the Pandemic Action Network, alongside more than 90 partners, in signing a political declaration calling leaders for action.
Second monovalent SARS-CoV-2 mRNA booster restores Omicron-specific neutralizing activity in both nursing home residents and health care workers
Antibody levels and neutralizing activity progressively increased with each booster but subsequently waned over 3-6 months.
The impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on global influenza surveillance: Insights from 18 National Influenza Centers based on a survey conducted between November 2021 and March 2022
National Influenza Centers have played a crucial role in the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. The FluCov project, covering 22 countries, was initiated to monitor the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on influenza activity.
Changes in sleep quality and sleep disturbances in the general population from before to during the COVID-19 lockdown: A systematic review and meta-analysis
This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to explore changes in sleep quality and sleep disturbances in the general population from before to during the COVID-19 lockdown.
ESWI Summit 2022: Pandemic Preparedness, Where Science and Policy Meet
ESWI pandemic preparedness summit: where science and policy meet
Main outcome of the ESWI summit “Pandemic Preparedness: Where Science and Policy Meet”, which took place in Brussels in June 2022, was recently published in the scientific journal One Health Outlook.
Fatal Jump, Tracking the Origins of Pandemics
Expect the unexpected. This adage flawlessly embodies infectious diseases and pathogens. The causative agents of infectious diseasesmaster the art of exploiting any shortcoming, any breach, any loophole in our defensive arsenal.
Genetic evidence of susceptible wildlife in SARS-CoV-2 positive samples at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market
Analysis and interpretation of data released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control
Policy & Recommendations
EU Ministers of Health expressed their full support for the EU Global Health Strategy
The strategy, presented by the European Commission on 30 November 2022, puts global health forward as an essential pillar of EU external policy