Home Health The flu epidemic continues to progress

The flu epidemic continues to progress

More than 1,800 people were hospitalized last week, an increase of 70% over the previous week.

The influenza epidemic continues in France and is reflected in a sharp increase in the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Among the more than 12,000 patients who presented to the emergency for the flu last week, more than 1,800 were hospitalized, an increase of 70% over the previous week, according to figures from Public Health France.

During the period from Wednesday 6 to Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the Irsan, the Research Institute for the valuation of health data, estimated that influenza has affected 484,776 new people in metropolitan France.This is equivalent to an increase of 0.12% over the previous week.

"This represents a weekly incidence of 731 cases per 100 000. The value of the incidence for this week is strong," says Irsan.

The incidence rate remains strong



Among the regions most affected are Bourgogne Franche-Comté with 902 cases per 100 000 inhabitants and the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region with 834 cases.

Update on the epidemic in the regions



Since the outbreak began to spread 1,800 deaths can be attributed to the flu. Last year 13,000 people died because of the virus.

Increase in vaccination

Vaccination is recommended for people over 65, pregnant women and people with obesity. A first estimate as of November 30, 2018 shows a slight increase in vaccine coverage compared to similar estimates made on November 30, 2017. Coverage in metropolitan France went from 41.3% to 42.9% (+ 1.6%) for all people at risk.

The increase is 1.7% among those aged 65 and over (45.3% to 47.0%) and 0.9% (24.9% to 25.8%) among people at risk under 65 years old. This slight increase is observed in all regions of metropolitan France with a gain ranging from 0.7% (Normandy) to 3% (Brittany) among all people at risk.

Posted on 13/02/2019 at 15:15
                                |

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

The Private Border: Enterprise explorers are poised to launch $ 1 billion in science

President Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature promises, but now he has set his goals higher: a return to the moon,...

Mama should have the "most difficult operation in the world" with an organ transplant

Michelle Oddy hopes the operation will return her life (Image: Ferrari Press Agency)A desperate mother has been told she has a 40 percent chance...

From € 180 to € 220 off iPad Pro, MacBook Air Retina and iPhone XS Max

Raised on Amazon this morning, some promos on iPad Pro and iPhone XS Max. The 64GB version and sidereal gray of the iPhone...

Masters 1000 Monte Carlo: The complete results of the singles and doubles semifinals

Results from the Monte Carlo tournament Court Rainier III - Italian Time: 11:30 am (local time: 11:30 am)1. Robin Haase / Wesley Koolhof ...