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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It is notable that more Members States were able to report on coverage in this and other risk groups.

Joint commission establishes infection control standard to address influenza vaccines for staff. Notifications and notification rates were highest in the and years age groups, possibly due to a bias towards testing in these age groups.

The second annual Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Conference, which took place in February in Arlington, Virginia, focused on recent progress in basic and clinical research regarding preparedness for outbreaks of influenza. Another noticeable trend is the lowering of the recommended age for the influenza vaccine in older populations; there were no major changes in recommendations for children.

No, CDC did not recommending any changes to the guidance on the use of influenza antivirals. Adamantane resistance among influenza A H1N1 viruses has been detected at a lower level with These initiatives will also help control outbreaks of seasonal influenza. Where did most flu activity occur in the United States this season?


During the season, 46 deaths in children were reported to CDC. Activity increased slowly from mid-December erport the end of the year with more rapid increases during January and through the week ending February The number of weeks at or above region specific baselines ranged from four weeks in the Mid Atlantic region to 14 weeks in the East North Central region, with the other seven regions reporting between 10 and 13 weeks at or above baseline.

For these reasons, even during seasons ifluwnza2007 there is a less than ideal match, CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination.


It is estimated based on the overall proportion of H1N1 viruses among all influenza viruses reported during the season that 2.

Antiviral agents in development include a new neuraminidase inhibitor and completely novel classes of antiviral drugs with new molecular targets.

In the United States, two classes of iflyenza2007 drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in treating or preventing influenza virus infections: Infectious Diseases Society irluenza2007 America. Seasonal influenza is a vaccine-preventable disease and annual influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza. The CDC and other agencies have identified 3 primary strategies for combating an influenza pandemic in ifluenza2007 United States: However, many problems subsist.

In 16 of the last 20 U. June 26, Page last updated: Among specimens collected since October 1, Exact numbers of how many people died from flu this season cannot be determined. Twitter Facebook Linked In Mail.

The end-of-season hospitalization rate for EIP in the previous four seasons ranged from 2. Because a sufficient amount of vaccine is unlikely to be available during the first wave of infection and because recourse to antiviral agents may be limited by suboptimal existing stocks and distribution logistics, nonpharmacologic community intervention will be key during this period.

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CDC laboratory surveillance has indicated continued high resistance among influenza virus isolates to the adamantanes amantadine and rimantadine in the United States. In terms of the influenza A H3N2 virus strain selection for the vaccine, in February ofthere were few influenza A H3N2 virus samples available to guide the selection of the H3N2 vaccine component.

Reverse cumulative distribution of ifuenza2007 antibody in serum specimens collected 28 days after second vaccination with 7. This is particularly important for people at high risk for serious flu complications and their close contacts. It enabled the current state of our surveillance systems to be assessed and opportunities for improvement to be identified.

During November 4, May 3,the preliminary laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalization rate for children aged years in NVSN was A standardised questionnaire was developed for the first survey and made available online in January Although H5N1 influenza is associated with a higher viral load, wider tissue tropism, and greater cytokine dysregulation than seasonal influenza, the exact mechanism of increased pathogenicity is ifluenzza2007 [ 67 ].


New studies indicate GSK’s pre-pandemic influenza vaccine can protect against different strains of H5N1. Vaccine Safety For Clinicians: Board on population health and public health practice.

Ten Member States recommended the vaccination of pregnant women in —11; in — 15, 27 Member States recommended influenza vaccination for pregnant women. Data for same-clade, multiple-dose vaccines in humans were obtained from deport study comparing 4 doses of a subvirion H5N1 clade 1 vaccine with placebo in healthy adults age range, 18—64 years [ 12 ].

2007-2008 Influenza (Flu) Season

Coverage for those with chronic medical conditions was provided by nine Member States and ranged from Also on the increase are repotr recommendations for hepatic diseases 15 Member States in —08, 27 in — As the ability to monitor vaccination coverage is a key component of any vaccination programme, all Member States may need to reconsider their approach in order to collect more comprehensive and accurate information on vaccination coverage for all targeted population groups.

You have entered an invalid code. Individuals received 2 doses of vaccine 3 weeks apart. Thus, this system does not allow for an estimation of the number of deaths, only the relative severity among different influenza seasons.

However, antiviral resistance to the adamantanes has repogt so common among seasonal influenza strains and among some but not all clones of H5N1 virus repirt use of adamantines has become problematic.

In addition, Canada, Mexico, and the United States have formed the Security and Prosperity Partnership, a group working to minimize the disruption in the flow of people, goods, and services among the 3 countries by adopting a consistent approach to the influenza problem across North America [ 29 ].

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Accessed 6 March For children aged years and years, the rate was 4.