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8. Seasonal & avian influenza, MERS coronavirus

Seasonal influenza

Health Protection Scotland

PHE guidance on use of antiviral agents for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza


Avian influenza

Please call the consultant virologist on 0141 201 8721 (38721) / 0141 201 8722 (38722) or via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000) as soon as possible to discuss any possible case of avian influenza. There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

The WoSSVC has specific A(H7N9) and A(H3N2), A(H5N1) Real-Time PCR assays. Avian influenza testing will be only be carried out after discussion a consultant virologist. Please see the 'URGENT TESTING' page.

HPS Avian Influenza guidance


MERS-coronavirus

Please call the consultant virologist on 0141 201 8721 (38721) / 0141 201 8722 (38722) or via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000) as soon as possible to discuss any possible case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

The WoSSVC has a specific MERS-CoV Real-Time PCR assay.

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) documents in relation to MERS-CoV, including the HPS MERS-CoV Case Management Algorithms:

Transport

All samples from patients with possible MERS-CoV infection are to be transported by Category B transport