In February and March 2012, excess deaths among the elderly have been observed in 12 European countries that carry out weekly monitoring of all-cause mortality. These preliminary data indicate that the impact of influenza in Europe differs from the recent pandemic and post-pandemic seasons. The current excess mortality among the elderly may be related to the return of influenza A(H3N2) virus, potentially with added effects of a cold snap.
Auteur : Mazick A, Gergonne B, Nielsen J, Wuillaume F, Virtanen MJ, Fouillet A, Uphoff H, Sideroglou T, Paldy A, Oza A, Nunes B, Flores Segovia VM, Junker C, McDonald SA, Green HK, Pebody R, Molbak K
Eurosurveillance, 2012, vol. 17, n°. 14, p. pii: 20138