Respiratory Infections


Respiratory Infections

Record Detail

HPS National Influenza Report - week ending 09 October 2016 13 Oct 2016

This report provides the first of the influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen
activity reports for the new 2016/17 season for the week ending 09 October 2016. 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) and acute respiratory illness (ARI) activity, its severity and impact in the community and secondary care settings, and vaccine uptake estimates.

The GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) and the threshold for normal
seasonal activity have been calculated using a method this season which the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is recommending should be used across the EU. Please refer to the technical document for further information.

In Scotland, clinical influenza activity remained low and stable. Virological influenza activity suggests that there is evidence of low levels of community circulation of influenza.

The levels of winter respiratory pathogens reported through non-sentinel sources (ECOSS) and sentinel sources were within expected seasonal levels for the last week, with the exception of RSV and rhinovirus which were above expected seasonal levels in nonsentinel and sentinel sources respectively.

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Last Updated : 13/10/2016