This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 06 May 2012. 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), its severity and impact in the community and secondary care settings and information on vaccine uptake estimates.
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.
Clinical influenza activity remains low overall as would be expected at this time of year in Scotland. In
the last few weeks’ influenza virological activity has fallen but still remains slightly higher than would
be expected at this time of year. Levels of non-influenza viral pathogen reporting through sentinel and
non-sentinel sources are overall in line with expected seasonal levels, with the exception of rhinovirus
and adenovirus which remain slightly above expected levels.