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The flu arrives in Paris and Île-de-France: a first level of alert triggered

The flu arrives in Paris and Île-de-France: a first level of alert triggered

Paris and Île-de-France have been placed in the pre-epidemic phase
Paris and Île-de-France have been placed in the pre-epidemic phase (©Fotolia)

With the Covid epidemicwe almost forgot… Influenza recalls to our “good” memory with an increase in the number of cases in France during this month of November 2022, in particular in Paris and Île-de-France placed in the pre-epidemic phase, as announced by Santé Publique France, Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Nearly 22,000 cases of flu recorded in Île-de-France

At the national level, the incidence rate of consultations for flu-like illness per 100,000 inhabitants is now 114, with an increase of 65% compared to last week. A trend that is accompanied by an increase in the number of visits to the emergency room, particularly for those under 15 and hospitalizations.

According to the Sentinelles network, In Ile-de-France, already heavily affected by the bronchiolitis epidemic, the incidence rate of cases of acute respiratory infection seen in general medicine consultations has been estimated at 175 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. . Nearly 22,000 cases have been identified.

Vaccination is the first thing to do to protect yourself from the flu. If it does not always prevent the flu, it reduces the risk of serious complications.

Additional hygiene measures and barrier gestures, already used against the coronavirus, make it possible to limit the spread of the flu virus.

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