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HPS Monthly National Influenza Report - week ending 15 January 2017 19 Jan 2017
  • This report provides an update on seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 15 January 2017. 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 in primary care is stable and remains low. However clinical activity in secondary care is increasing. Virological influenza activity suggests that there is evidence of increasing community circulation of influenza.
  • The levels of winter respiratory pathogens reported through sentinel sources were within expected seasonal levels for the last four weeks. The levels reported through the nonsentinel sources (ECOSS) were higher than the seasonal expectations in at least one of the last four weeks for rhinovirus, coronavirus, adenovirus, human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MPN).
  • Current respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) detection levels in non-sentinel and sentinel sources suggest that the annual RSV wave has peaked and is decreasing.
  • A CMO letter, recommending that antiviral drugs can now be prescribed for the prevention or treatment of influenza in the community where clinically indicated was issued on 23 December 2016 and is available here.
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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 20/01/2017