This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 18 December 2011. 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), 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.
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 above levels
seen at the same time in previous years.