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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 5 March 2017 09 Mar 2017
  • This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the 2016/17 season for the week ending 05 March 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 parainfluenza reported through the sentinel scheme were slightly higher than expected at this time of the year. All other respiratory pathogens were within seasonal expectations.
  • 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 : 09/03/2017