This report provides an update on influenza and other seasonal respiratory pathogen activity for the 2016/17 season for the week ending 16 April 2017. For this season, we will provide a detailed influenza update report once per month 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 in primary care is stable and remains low and clinical activity in secondary care continues to decrease. Virological influenza activity is decreasing suggesting that community circulation of influenza is also decreasing. Influenza B detections are increasing and accounted for 75% of all influenza detections this week in non-sentinel sources.