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Mortality monitoring in Europe

Welcome to the EuroMOMO website. We publish weekly bulletins of the all-cause mortality levels in up to 19 European countries or regions of countries. The weekly bulletin is published every Friday around noon.

European mortality bulletin week 11, 2017

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The majority of participating European countries have had a marked excess in all-cause mortality, since the end of 2016; in particular among elderly aged 65 years and above. However, mortality seems to have normalised again.

This seasons excess mortality coincided with circulation of influenza A(H3N2), which usually leads to increased mortality among elderly. Some countries have also experienced extremely cold weather in the beginning of the year, which also may have contributed to the excess mortality.

Data from 19 countries or regions were received this week and included in the pooled analysis of excess all-cause mortality.

The excess mortality in the past weeks should be interpreted with caution because adjustments made for delayed registrations may be imprecise. Furthermore, results of pooled analyses may vary depending on which countries were included in the weekly analyses. Pooled analyses are adjusted for variation between the included countries and for differences in the local delay in reporting.