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Influenza: the epidemic peak crossed in all regions, 4 100 deaths – 02/27/2019

The epidemic peak is crossed in all regions of metropolitan France. Since the beginning of October, the virus killed 4,100 people. A report prepared by Public Health France.

"The peak of the flu passes through all regions of metropolitan France," the authors of the Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin of February 27 confirm.

Now the flu virus is getting less and less. Precisely "from the 18 to the 24 of February of 2019, the rate of consultation of diseases of influenza type (.) Was of 295/100 000 inhabitants". That's 37% less than the previous week. "The proportion of flu syndromes among medical procedures of SOS Médecins is 12%, also in sharp decline," with a 35% decline compared to last week.

Less hospitalizations and visits to emergency rooms. Between 18 and 24 February, there were 6,820 emergency room visits, compared to 11,373 cases from February 11 to 17. Children under 5 and 15-44 are the worst.

From February 18 to 24, there were "1,434 hospitalizations after an emergency treatment due to flu disease", compared to 2,177 between February 11 and 17. These care impacts, especially "people 65 years of age or older, especially 75 years or older."

Serious or even dead cases. Since flu surveillance began on October 1, the number of severe cases of influenza-intensive care reached 1,476 and a total of 1,193 acute respiratory infections [ont été] informed in communities of the elderly. "And from the beginning of October, the virus carried 4,100 deaths.

*estimated from data from the Sentinel Network.

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