This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the week ending 7 October 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 the same method as last year. Please refer to the technical document for further information on this.
As expected for this time of year in Scotland, clinical and virological influenza activity is low overall.
Levels of non-influenza viral pathogens are low and in line with expected seasonal levels, with the
exception of rhinovirus levels which were slightly higher than at the same time last year.