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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 18 December 2016 22 Dec 2016
  • This report provides an update on seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 18 December 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 remained low and stable. Virological influenza activity suggests that there is evidence of increasing 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 four weeks, with the exception of MPN, adenovirus and RSV which were above expected seasonal levels in at least one of the four weeks.
  • Current RSV detection levels in non-sentinel and sentinel sources suggest that the annual RSV wave is ongoing and is at expected levels for this time of year.
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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 22/12/2016