Respiratory Infections


Respiratory Infections

Record Detail

HPS National Influenza Report - Month ending 31 July 2016 04 Aug 2016

The period of intensive Influenza surveillance for 2015/16 has ended. This is the second 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 update report will be published every four weeks unless influenza (or other viral resiratory pathogen) activity increases significantly.

In Scotland, both clinical and virological influenza activity was stable and at low levels.

No laboratory confirmed influenza case with severe infection requiring intensive care management (ICU cases) was reported to HPS within the last four weeks.

No new closed setting outbreak of acute respiratory infection was reported to HPS within the last four weeks.

The levels of all seasonal respiratory pathogens (rhinovirus,1 coronavirus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MPN)) reported through non-sentinel sources (ECOSS) were slightly increased and above expected seasonal levels within the last four weeks with the exception of human metapneumovirus (hMPV), levels of which were stable and within expected seasonal levels. The levels of RSV, parainfluenza and adenovirus were increased and above seasonal levels for two of the last four weeks but have now decreased and stable in line with previous seasons.

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Last Updated : 30/08/2016