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HPS Monthly National Influenza Report - week ending 23 October 2016 27 Oct 2016
  • This is the first monthly report of the 2016/17 influenza season. This report provides an update on seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 23 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 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 MPN, coronavirus and hMPV which were above expected seasonal levels. Current RSV detection levels in both sentinel and non-sentinel sources suggest that the annual RSV wave may have begun.
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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 27/10/2016