Table 1

Countries included in the analyses and description of data used

Countries

Data reported to EuroFlu

Data used in the analyses

Age specific data

N of seasons available*

N of seasons included **


Albania

ARI

ARI

no

7

7


Austria

ARI & ILI

ILI

yes

6

5


Belgium

ARI & ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


Czech Republic

ARI & ILI

ARI

yes

7

6


Denmark

ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


England

ARI & ILI

ILI

incomplete

7

6


Estonia

ARI &ILI

ILI

yes

5

4


France

ARI

ARI

yes

7

7


Germany

ARI

ARI

yes

7

6


Greece

ILI

ILI

no

5

5


Hungary

ILI

ILI

yes

5

5


Ireland

ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


Italy

ILI

ILI

incomplete

7

7


Kyrgyzstan

ARI

ARI

no

5

4


Latvia

ARI & ILI

ARI

yes

7

7


Netherlands

ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


Northern Ireland

ARI & ILI

ILI

yes

7

6


Norway

ILI

ILI

yes

5

5


Poland

ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


Portugal

ILI

ILI

yes

7

6


Russian Federation

ARI & ILI

ARI

yes

6

6


Serbia

ILI

ILI

yes

4

4


Slovakia

ARI & ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


Slovenia

ARI ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


Spain

ILI

ILI

yes

7

7


Sweden

ILI

ILI

no

5

5


Switzerland

ILI

ILI

no

7

7


Ukraine

ARI & ILI

ARI

no

7

7


ILI: Influenza like illness; ARI: Acute respiratory infection

* Availability of epidemiological data in EuroFlu from season 2003-04 onwards

** depends on reporting of data by countries to EuroFlu and the presence of an outbreak with a clearly defined peak in a given season

Martirosyan et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-36

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