posted on Apr, 8 2006 @ 04:21 AM
According to the European Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS), the risks of a flu epidemic this season is off. Therefore the risk of mixing with H5N1
is getting lower and lower, no human cases in Europe......
Seasonal influenza activity in most European countries seems to be over
Summary: Seasonal influenza epidemics have started late in countries across Europe during the 2005-2006 season. Since the start of the season,
influenza activity in Europe as a whole has mainly been associated with influenza B viruses (62% of total detections). In week 13/2006, the
consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) continued to increase in only two countries in Europe (the Czech Republic and Slovakia). In all
other countries, the consultation rate for ILI or acute respiratory infections (ARI) was either declining or at baseline levels, indicating that
seasonal influenza activity in Europe is probably coming to an end for this winter. No human cases of influenza A(H5N1) virus infection have been
reported in the countries participating in EISS.
So, no worries for now!?!