- Since the start of epidemiological surveillance of influenza, 351 severe cases have been admitted to intensive care, including 11 cases at week 15.
- In France, there are 377 reports of aggregate cases of acute respiratory infection in medical and social settings, including 153 confirmed episodes of influenza.
After five weeks of increase, the influenza epidemic has subsided, unusually late this year, in mainland France. This is what the French Public Health Authority indicated Its weekly publication was issued on April 20. In the 15th week, the Health Authority saw a decrease in most influenza indicators. However, all regions are still in the epidemic phase. According to the latest figures, the incidence of consultations for influenza-like illness is estimated at 202 per 100,000 population, a decrease of 14% compared to week 14.
decrease in deaths
The number of visits to the influenza emergency room was also reduced by 24%. The number of people hospitalized after an emergency room visit is 900, down 24% compared to Week 14. “The level of activity intensity in emergency medicine of suspected influenza decreased from a moderate level at week 14 to a low level at week 15,” Can we read the report.
According to Public Health France, for the first time, the number of flu-related deaths also decreased in the 15th week. These deaths mainly concern people over 65 years of age (85%) and 13 deaths were recorded among children under 15 years of age.
Keep applying barrier gestures
“Although influenza indicators have decreased, influenza indicators are still at high levels this week, indicating the continued spread of influenza viruses in parallel with SARS-CoV-2. In this context, attention to barrier gestures to reduce the spread of influenza viruses and protect People at risk, especially the elderly, remain essential.” Little Health Authority. It also insists on the importance of vaccination, which is still one of the The best way to protect yourself from the flu.