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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 19 March 2017 23 Mar 2017
  • This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the 2016/17 season for the week ending 19 March 2017. For this season, we will provide a detailed influenza update report once per month with bulletin style weekly update 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 and clinical activity in secondary care continues to decrease. Overall virological influenza activity is decreasing suggesting that community circulation of influenza is less. Influenza B detections are increasing and accounted for just under half of all influenza detections this week.
  • The levels of rhinovirus and adenovirus reported through the sentinel scheme and parainfluenza reported through the sentinel and non-sentinel scheme were slightly higher than expected at this time of the year. All other respiratory pathogens were within seasonal expectations.
  • Current respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) detection levels in non-sentinel and sentinel sources are low suggesting the annual RSV wave may be over.
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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 23/03/2017