HPS Weekly National Seasonal Respiratory Report - week ending 10 March 2019

Publication Date: 14 March 2019

​In week 10, the rate of GP consultations for ILI remained stable and is below the baseline threshold for normal seasonal activity.​

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(H3N2).​

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.​​​​

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report