The period of intensive Influenza surveillance for 2014/15 has ended. This is the fourth of our monthly bulletin reports over the summer period. It provides an update on influenza and other viral respiratory pathogen activity for the previous four weeks. Over the summer (weeks 21-39) an influenza update report will be published every four weeks unless influenza (or other viral respiratory pathogen) activity increases significantly.
In Scotland, both clinical and virological influenza activity was stable and at low levels.
The levels of seasonal respiratory pathogens (respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza, rhinovirus, adenovirus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MPN) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV), reported through non-sentinel sources (ECOSS), were stable and within expected seasonal levels. The levels of coronavirus were increased and above expected seasonal levels for one out of the last 4 weeks.