In week 12, the rate of GP consultations remains below the baseline threshold for normal
Influenza laboratory detections are at low activity levels in secondary care and in general
practices. Influenza A(H1N1) is the dominant influenza strain thus far this season and is
affecting a younger age group than observed last season which was dominated by influenza
A Scottish addendum to the Public Health England guidance on use of antiviral agents for the
treatment and prophylaxis of seasonal influenza has been published on the HPS website.
An increase in community circulation of influenza prompted the issue of a CMO letter in week 2
advising that GPs may prescribe antivirals.