Long-term outcomes following hospital admission for COVID-19 versus seasonal influenza: a cohort study
Previous comparative analyses of people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 versus influenza evaluated the risk of death, hospital readmission, and a narrow set of health outcomes up to 6 months following infection.
A Fragile State of Preparedness: 2023 Report on the State of the World's Preparedness
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) 2023 Report points out that global preparedness for pandemics and other disease outbreaks remains inadequate, making four key recommendations to urgently strengthen global preparedness.
The European Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary (ERVISS)
This interactive dashboard provides a weekly integrated epidemiological summary for influenza, RSV and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 for the EU/EEA and the WHO European Region
9th Influenza Conference 2023
The Ninth ESWI Influenza Conference: Highlights
ESWI 2023: 10 key take home messages
Vaccine Monitoring Platform research agenda
The Vaccine Monitoring Platform (VMP) is a collaboration between EMA and ECDC for the timely generation of independent real-world evidence (RWE) on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines in use in EU/EEA immunisation programs.
Is influenza B/Yamagata extinct and what public health implications could this have? An updated literature review and comprehensive assessment of global surveillance databases
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.
ECDC on Air podcast: The solidarity of Vaccination
European Immunization Week is marked across Europe every year in the final week of April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for the general health and well-being of the European and wider population.
ReSViNET's RSV Dashboard is 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄!
ReSViNET Foundation is supporting healthcare decisions by providing transparency and accessibility to shared global RSV surveillance data. The dashboard will help simplify tracking changes in RSV seasonality globally.
We need to keep an eye on avian influenza
H5N1 avian influenza viruses of the A/goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage have been circulating in wild birds for many years, have inflicted significant economic losses on the poultry industry and have caused zoonotic infections since 1997.
Policy & Recommendations
The European public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons for future cross-border health threats
The early lessons from the pandemic underlined that challenges to health systems and economies, including supply chain problems and vaccine hesitancy, could no longer be overcome by European Union Member States acting alone.
Epidemiological features and trends in the mortality rates of 10 notifiable respiratory infectious diseases in China from 2004 to 2020: Based on national surveillance
The aim of this study is to describe, visualize, and compare the trends and epidemiological features of the mortality rates of 10 notifiable respiratory infectious diseases in China from 2004 to 2020.