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HPS Monthly National Influenza Report - week ending 14 May 2017 18 May 2017
  • This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the 2016/17 season for the week ending 14 May 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 is decreasing. Virological influenza activity is stable and low suggesting that low level community circulation of influenza is still ongoing. Although Influenza A(H3N2) dominated the season the predominant circulating strain in the tail end of our season is now influenza B.
  • The levels of adenovirus reported through the sentinel sources were slightly higher than expected at this time of the year whereas all other respiratory pathogens reported through sentinel and non-sentinel sources (ECOSS) remained within seasonal expectations.
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  • Health Protection Scotland
Last Updated : 18/05/2017