The period of intensive Influenza surveillance for 2016/17 has ended. This is the last of our monthly bulletin reports over the summer period. It provides an update on influenza and other viral respiratory pathogen activity for the previous four weeks ending 10 September 2017. Over the summer (weeks 21-39) an influenza update report will be published every four weeks unless influenza (or other viral respiratory pathogen) activity increases significantly.
In Scotland, clinical influenza activity in primary care and secondary care is stable and remains low. Virological activity for influenza remains low as would be expected this time of year. Influenza B is no longer the dominant strain and swab positivity for any flu type is low.
The levels of coronavirus and parainfluenza reported through the non-sentinel sources (ECOSS) were slightly higher than seasonal expectations for at least one of the four previous weeks. All other respiratory pathogens were within the expected seasonal levels.