Planning for uncertainty: a European approach to informing responses to the severity of influenza epidemics and pandemics
Volume 89, Number 7, July 2011, 542-544
Table 3. Instances in which early experience with influenza in European countries has informed the response elsewhere
|Country and year or season||Characteristic||Public European alert issueda|
|Norway, 2007–08 season||Emergence of oseltamivir-resistant A(H1N1) 2009||Rapid communication in Eurosurveillance|
|Ireland and Portugal, 2008–09 season||Pressure on primary and secondary care services from A(H3N2) epidemics||ECDC, January 2009|
|United Kingdom,b 2009 pandemic||Lack of major impact on transmission and high human resource cost of attempts to contain pandemic influenza and mild disease spectrum||European Informal Heath Council, July 2009|
|United Kingdom,b 2010–11 season||High pressure on some intensive care units||ECDC Director, December 2010|
ECDC, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
a In addition there were earlier rapid communications with Member States by European Union Early Warning and Response Systems and/or through alerting systems falling under the International Health Regulations.
b United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.