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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 26 March 2017 30 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 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 continues to decrease. Virological influenza activity is decreasing suggesting that community circulation of influenza is also decreasing. Influenza B detections are increasing and accounted for just over half of all influenza detections this week.
  • The levels of rhinovirus reported through the sentinel scheme were slightly higher than expected at this time of the year. All other respiratory pathogens were within seasonal expectations in sentinel and non-sentinel sources.
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are low and at the levels preceding the beginning of the RSV wave. The annual RSV wave is now over.
Publisher(s)
  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 30/03/2017