Influenza epidemic: Calvados among the most affected departments in France

Influenza epidemic: Calvados among the most affected departments in France

Flu emergency CHU Caen
The flu epidemic is growing in France and straining the hospital situation. Calvados is one of the most affected departments. ©Grégory MAUCORPS

L’flu epidemic continues to grow in France. the Calvados does not escape the trend and is even part of the departments most affected in France.

Renewed epidemic and tension in the hospital

The Public Health France (SPF) bulletin published this Wednesday, December 28, 2022 confirms this resurgence of the epidemic and the hospital tension ensuing. “It’s the week of all dangers,” warned the Minister of Health François Braun, during a trip to Annecy hospital.

Calvados in the national Top 15

The indicators of influenza and hospitalizations related to this disease “are increasing in all age groups”. So there is more people in the emergency room for the flunot to mention the epidemics of Covid-19 and bronchiolitis.

The incidence rate of consultations for flu syndrome per 100,000 inhabitants is 460 for the week of December 19 to 25 at the national level, or 29% more than a week earlier. In Calvadosthis rate is much higher, 685.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.

The Channel and the Eure also affected

Calvados even appears in the Top 15 of the most affected departments with a rate of passage to the emergencies among the highest for the flu, in 14e exact position of a classification dominated by Val d’Oise and Val de Marne.

In Normandy, Manche (744.9) and Eure (762) also point to the departments most affected by the flu epidemic.

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