Excess mortality among the elderly in European countries, December 2014 to February 2015.

@article{Molbak2015ExcessMA,
  title={Excess mortality among the elderly in European countries, December 2014 to February 2015.},
  author={K{\aa}re Molbak and Laura Espenhain and Jens Nielsen and Katrien Tersago and Nathalie Bossuyt and Gleb Denissov and Aleksei Baburin and Mikko J Virtanen and Anne Fouillet and Theologia Sideroglou and Kassiani D Gkolfinopoulou and Anna P{\'a}ldy and J{\'a}nos Bobvos and Liselotte van Asten and Marit M. A. de Lange and Baltazar Nunes and Suely da Silva and Amparo Larrauri and I L{\'o}pez G{\'o}mez and Achilleas Tsoumanis and Christoph Junker and Hk Green and Rg Pebody and J. Mcmenamin and A Reynolds and Anne Mazick},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={20 11}
}
Since December 2014 and up to February 2015, the weekly number of excess deaths from all-causes among individuals ≥ 65 years of age in 14 European countries have been significantly higher than in the four previous winter seasons. The rise in unspecified excess mortality coincides with increased proportion of influenza detection in the European influenza surveillance schemes with a main predominance of influenza A (H3N2) viruses seen throughout Europe in the current season, though cold snaps and… CONTINUE READING

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