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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 27 November 2016 01 Dec 2016
  • This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the new 2016/17 season for the week ending 27 November 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.
  • In Scotland, clinical influenza activity was stable and remained low. Virological influenza activity suggested that there was 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.
  • Current RSV detection levels in non-sentinel and sentinel sources suggest that the annual RSV wave has begun and is at expected high levels for this time of year.
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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 01/12/2016