Report of the Fourth Joint WHO Regional Office for Europe/ECDC Meeting on Influenza Surveillance (2014)



The fourth joint WHO European Regional Office for Europe and ECDC meeting on influenza surveillance brought together over 100 national influenza focal points, along with representatives of reference laboratories, international agencies and other organizations involved in disease surveillance in WHO European Region and European Union/European Economic Area Member States. Meeting participants discussed national and regional developments in influenza surveillance, ongoing vaccine effectiveness and coverage assessments, national vaccination policy trends and responses to recent zoonotic influenza outbreaks. Two parallel working groups then reviewed the epidemiological and virological aspects of influenza surveillance. Poster sessions were also hosted highlighting a range of influenza-related topics with a strong country-level focus.