Attention, gastroenteritis is (already) back

Attention, gastroenteritis is (already) back

With the arrival of autumn, here is the return of epidemics, including the dreaded gastroenteritis, also called intestinal flu. This infection of viral or bacterial origin, generally observed in winter, often reaches a peak of consultations between the months of December and January. But in some regions, it is already back … According to data published Wednesday, October 31 by the network Sentinels, in metropolitan France, from October 22 to 28, the incidence rate of cases of gastroenteritis seen in consultation with In the last week, 67 267 people have consulted their general practitioner for symptoms of general medical practice, which is estimated at 102 cases per 100 000 population, below the epidemic threshold of 151 cases (per 100 000 population). These regions have already exceeded the epidemic threshold: the Pays de la Loire region is the most affected, with a high incidence rate (183 cases per 100 000 inhabitants), and the Hauts-de-France (177 cases per 100 000 inhabitants).
  Normandy borders this threshold with 150 cases per 100 000 inhabitants, as does the Grand Est region (149 cases per 100 000 inhabitants). Moderate activity was detected in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, where last week there were 96 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. To reduce the risk of catching the stomach flu, it is advisable to wash your hands frequently. especially before meals, and not to share his glass, cutlery or napkin.

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