Between weeks 40 2020 and 8 2021, the World Health Organization European Region experienced a 99.8% reduction in sentinel influenza virus positive detections (33/25,606 tested; 0.1 %) relative to an average of 14,966/39,407 (38.0% ; p <0.001) over the same time in the previous six seasons . COVID-19 pandemic public health and physical distancing measures may have extinguished the 2020/21 European seasonal influenza epidemic with just a few sporadic detections of all viral subtypes . This might possibly continue during the remainder of the influenza season.
MeSH: COVID-19, Europe, Humans, Influenza, Human, epidemiology, prevention & control, Pandemics, Physical Distancing, Seasons, Sentinel Surveillance, World Health Organization
Index: 2020/21 season, Europe, epidemiology, influenza, surveillance