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HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 21 May 2017 25 May 2017
  • This report provides an update on seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the 2016/17 season for the week ending 21 May 2017. This is the last weekly report of the influenza season 2016/2017. Over the summer (weeks 21-39) an influenza update report will be published every 4 weeks unless influenza (or other viral respiratory pathogen) activity increases significantly.
  • 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 a low level community circulation of influenza is still ongoing. Although Influenza A(H3N2) dominated the season the predominant circulating strain at this time is influenza B.
  • The levels of rhinovirus 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 : 25/05/2017