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.