The Influenza Update Reports are now published every fortnight. This report provides summary epidemiological information on influenza-like illness (ILI) and acute respiratory illness (ARI) activity in Scotland for the previous week. Influenza A H1N1 (2009) activity will be monitored as part of the routine flu surveillance and is included in this report.
These updates were published every week during the period of high influenza activity in weeks 2010/week 47 to 2011/week 09. Influenza activity has now fallen below baseline levels and this report will now be published every fortnight. This report will be published up to week 20.
The last full Influenza Update Report of the 2010/11 season will be published on Thursday 19 May 2011. Flu activity is now low and is not considered a pressure within NHS Scotland.
Throughout the summer HPS will publish a monthly summary report. The first of these is due on 16 June. HPS will reinstate full reports should influenza activity increase significantly.