Third meeting of the joint WHO/Europe and ECDC working group on influenza surveillance characterization data

22–23 October 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece

Virologists from national influenza centres in the WHO European Region will meet as part of a joint WHO/ECDC working group on influenza surveillance characterization data. They will be joined by Dr John McCauley, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, at the Francis Crick Institute in London, United Kingdom, as well as epidemiologists and staff from the influenza programmes at WHO/Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The working group will review the virological data country profiles for the Region and discuss the 2015/2016 influenza season virus characteristics section on the Flu News Europe, the joint ECDC–WHO/Europe weekly influenza update, and become familiar with the most up-to-date information on currently circulating influenza viruses.