This is the second monthly report of the 2012/13 influenza season. 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 estimation of vaccine uptake.
The GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) has been calculated using the same method as last year. Please refer to the technical document for further information.
As expected for this time of year in Scotland, clinical and virological influenza activity is still low overall. Levels of non-influenza seasonal respiratory pathogens are low and in line with expected seasonal levels, with the exception of RSV levels which are slightly higher than at the same time last year.