is the peak of the triple epidemic behind us?

is the peak of the triple epidemic behind us?

A nurse next to patients in the emergency room at Hautepierre hospital in Strasbourg on December 29, 2022. SEBASTIEN BOZON against AFP

DECRYPTION – The latest hospital indicators of this triple epidemic which has undermined the health system are encouraging, according to the Minister of Health. However, he calls for “being careful”.

Bronchiolitis, Covid-19 and flu…. For several weeks, the triple epidemic of respiratory viruses has put French hospitals under pressure. On franceinfo on Saturday January 7, the Minister of Health François Braun declared that the setbacks in the bronchiolitis and Covid-19 epidemics were “some good news». You still have to be careful», he took care to qualify, regretting not having “seen a lot” of French “with the mask in public transport».

This year, the flu wasearlycompared to other years and bronchiolitis, at its highest for ten years. “All respiratory infections were higher than in previous years», confirms Martin Blachier, epidemiologist and public health doctor.

Falling numbers

Nevertheless, the hospital indicators of this triple epidemic “completely new” seem to be going in the right direction. According to the latest weekly bulletin published by Public Health France (SPF) on January 4 for the week of December 26…

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