HPS Weekly National Influenza Report - week ending 13 November 2016

Publication Date: 17 November 2016

  • This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the new 2016/17 season for the week ending 13 November 2016. 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) 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 was stable and remains low. Virological influenza activity suggests that there is evidence of low levels of community circulation of influenza.
  • The levels of winter respiratory pathogens reported through non-sentinel sources (ECOSS) and sentinel sources were within expected seasonal levels for the last week with the exception of MPN which exceeded seasonal levels in sentinel sources.
  • Current RSV detection levels in non-sentinel and sentinel sources suggest that the annual RSV wave has begun.

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report


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