HPS Weekly National Seasonal Respiratory Report - week ending 08 April 2018

Publication Date: 11 April 2018

In week 14, the overall assessment remains green (below baseline activity).

  • ​GP consultation rate for influenza-like illness (ILI) remained below the baselinethreshold for normal seasonal activity.
  • The colour indicator for influenza in closed settings remained green (belowbaseline activity). Virological detections of influenza in secondary carecontinue to reduce. A small number of SARI cases are continuing to bereported however these are retrospective.
  • In week 14, no statistically significant all-cause mortality excess wasobserved. It is difficult to assess the contribution of influenza to the very high*statistically significant excess in all-cause mortality reported in weeks 52, 1and 2, but ICU mortality due to laboratory confirmed influenza remains belowexpected seasonal range.
  • Vaccine uptake rates increased in week 11 and are similar or greater than thesame time in season 2016/17
  • An increase in community circulation of influenza prompted the issue ofa CMO letter in week

Resource information

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Publication type:
Surveillance Report