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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - Week ending 27 January 2013 31 Jan 2013

This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 27 January 2013. 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 estimates of vaccine uptake.

The GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) has been calculated using the same method as last year. Please refer to the technical document for further information.

Clinical influenza activity increased compared to the previous week but remained below the threshold for normal seasonal activity overall. Virological influenza activity detected through the GP sentinel increased slightly compared to the previous week, whereas virological activity detected through non-sentinel sources decreased slightly. Levels of non-influenza seasonal respiratory pathogens overall were in line with expected levels, with the exception of the level of para-influenza virus reports, which were slightly higher than at the same time last year.

There is evidence of significant community circulation of influenza. A CMO letter recommending that antivirals can be used in primary care where clinically appropriate was issued on the 20 December and can be accessed at: http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cmo/CMO(2012)10.pdf.

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Last Updated : 22/08/2016