This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 1 April 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 is low overall in Scotland and virological influenza activity has declined
slightly compared to the previous week. Levels of non-influenza seasonal viral pathogens are in line
with expected levels. RSV activity is lower than at the same time last year. The number of Mycoplasma pneumoniae reports reports peaked towards the end of 2011, and has now decreased to levels comparable to the same time in previous years.