This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 22 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 for this time of year in Scotland. Virological influenza activity
reported through the GP sentinel system decreased, whilst the activity reported through non-sentinel
sources (ECOSS) was stable compared to the previous week. Levels of non-influenza seasonal viral
pathogens overall were in line with expected levels (sentinel and non-sentinel sources), with the
exception of the number of adenovirus infections reported through ECOSS which was higher than at
the same time last year.