Influenza activity was at Baseline levels in the community and in closed settings.
A Scottish addendum to the Public Health England guidance on use of antiviral agents for thetreatment and prophylaxis of seasonal influenza has been published on the HPS website.
In week 45:
The rate of influenza-like illness (ILI) was at Baseline activity level (5.1 per 100,000).
The proportion of NHS24 respiratory calls was at Low activity level (18.5%).
The swab positivity in primary care was at Baseline activity level (16.7%, 4/24).
The swab positivity in secondary care was at Baseline activity level (3.1%, 25/812).
The incidence rate of influenza in secondary care was at Baseline activity level (0.5 per100,000 population).
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was at Low activity level. The number of RSV detectionsincreased and have breached the threshold in week 42 into Low activity level indicating thestart of the annual RSV season.
Adenovirus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Parainfluenza virus and Rhinovirus were at Low activity level. The rest of the non-flu respiratory pathogens were at Baseline activity levels.
There were 2 new acute respiratory illness outbreaks reported (Baseline activity level).
There were no cases reported of laboratory confirmed influenza with severe acute respiratoryinfection (SARI) requiring intensive care management Baseline activity level).
There were no SARI deaths reported.
The all-cause mortality excess was at Baseline activity level in week 43.