Excess mortality among the elderly in 12 European countries, February and March 2012

A. Mazick*, B. Gergonne, J. Nielsen, F. Wuillaume, M. J. Virtanen, A. Fouillet, H. Uphoff, T. Sideroglou, A. Paldy, A. Oza, B. Nunes, V. M. Flores-Segovia, C. Junker, S. A. McDonald, Helen Green, Richard Pebody, K. Mølbak

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume17
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2012

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