This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 29 January 2012. 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 information on vaccine uptake estimates.
The GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) has been calculated using a different method this season. Please refer to the technical document for further information on this.
Influenza and other key winter viral respiratory pathogen activity was within levels expected for this time of year in Scotland. RSV activity continues to decline. The number of rhinovirus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae reports received remain well above levels seen at
the same time in previous years.