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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 26 February 2017 02 Mar 2017
  • This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the 2016/17 season for the week ending 26 February 2017. For this season, we will provide a detailed influenza update report once per month with bulletin style weekly update in the weeks in between.
  • This report contains summary epidemiological information on influenza-like illness (ILI) and acute respiratory illness (ARI) activity, its severity and impact in the community and secondary care settings, and vaccine uptake estimates.
  • In Scotland, clinical influenza activity in primary care is stable and remains low and clinical activity in secondary care is decreasing. Virological influenza activity suggests that there is evidence of widespread continuing community circulation of influenza.
  • The levels of all other winter respiratory pathogens reported through non-sentinel sources (ECOSS) and sentinel sources were within expected seasonal levels for the last week.
  • Current respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) detection levels in non-sentinel and sentinel sources are low suggesting the annual RSV wave may be over.
Publisher(s)
  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 02/03/2017