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Viral Respiratory Diseases (Including Influenza and COVID-19) Data in Scotland Edit

The next release of this publication will be on 11 July 2024.\r\n\r\nThis publication was renamed on 12 October 2023 from Respiratory Infection Statistical Data in Scotland to Viral Respiratory Diseases (Including Influenza and COVID-19) Data in Scotland. This included the addition of 11 new datasets. For data files published prior to 12 October 2023, please see Archived - COVID-19 Statistical Data in Scotland.\r\n\r\nThis dataset provides information on the number and rate of new weekly confirmed respiratory cases (including COVID-19, influenza and other non-influenza respiratory pathogens) at Scotland, NHS Board and Council Area (where available) level.\r\n\r\nThis publication includes information on socio-demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and deprivation status for both cases and hospital admissions, along with trend data.\r\n\r\nData visualisation of Scottish COVID-19, influenza, and other respiratory pathogen cases is available on the\u202fPublic Health Scotland - Covid 19 Scotland dashboard. Additional information can be found in the data dictionary for each dataset.\r\n\r\nTracking infectious respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 and influenza, is essential, especially in the winter when the disease burden can be highest. In Scotland, respiratory infection and associated morbidity are monitored using enhanced surveillance. This approach combines data from microbiological sampling and laboratory test results from community and hospital settings with data from syndromic surveillance of NHS 24 calls, primary care consultations for respiratory symptoms, hospital (including intensive care) admissions and other settings. The intelligence generated from surveillance of laboratory, syndromic and settings provide a comprehensive picture of current respiratory illness in Scotland.\r\n\r\nThe key non-influenza respiratory pathogens include adenovirus, seasonal coronaviruses (non-COVID-19), human metapneumovirus (HMPV), human parainfluenza virus (HPIV), Mycoplasma pneumoniae, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus. These mostly cause mild upper respiratory tract symptoms, such as the common cold, but infection can sometimes lead to more severe lower respiratory tract complications, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms may also include a variety of non-respiratory presentations.\r\n\r\nLatest COVID-19 guidance from NHS Scotland, can be found here on NHS Inform.\r\n\r\nFurther information on coronavirus in Scotland is available on the\u202fScottish Government \u2013 Coronavirus in Scotland page.

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License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Business and Economy, Council and Government, Elections / Politics, Health and Social Care, Planning and Development
Maintainer Public Health Scotland
Date Created 2023-11-23
Date Updated 2024-06-20
Original dataset link https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/viral-respiratory-diseases-including-influenza-and-covid-19-data-in-scotland

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