This is the second monthly report of the 2011/12 influenza season. For the forthcoming 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 estimates of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake.
The GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) has been calculated using a different method this season. Please refer to the technical document for further information on this.
Influenza and other key winter viral respiratory pathogen activity are currently low in Scotland, with the exception of RSV, rhinovirus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae which are increasing as expected at this time of year. The levels of rhinovirus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae reports are slightly above levels seen at the same time in previous years.