Respiratory Infections


Respiratory Infections

Record Detail

HPS National Influenza Report - week ending 15 November 2015 19 Nov 2015

This report provides an update on seasonal respiratory pathogen activity reports for the 2015/16 season for the week ending 8 November 2015. For this season, we will provide detailed influenza update reports on a monthly basis with bulletin style weekly updates 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.

The GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) and the threshold for normal seasonal activity have been calculated using a method this season which the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is recommending should be used across the EU. Please refer to the technical document for further information.

In Scotland, clinical influenza activity remained low and stable. Virological influenza activity suggests that there is evidence of low levels of community circulation of influenza.

The levels of winter respiratory pathogens reported through non-sentinel sources (ECOSS) and sentinel sources were within expected seasonal levels for the last week.

Antiviral prescribing guidance has now been updated for the 2015-16 season as is available on the HPS website.

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Last Updated : 22/08/2016