Public health data shows that the increases have been seen particularly in the five to 14 age groups, both from GP consultations and respiratory outbreaks in schools, as well as calls to NHS 24.
There has also been cases of meningitis which do tend to increase at this time of year.
To increase awareness of these conditions in communities, we have been asked to distribute this letter from NHS Lothian to parents, pupils and staff in our community.
The letter can be read or downloaded here: 2012 12 21 NHS Seasonal Flu Letter
More information on seasonal Flu can be found here: NHS Scotland Flu Info