The health authorities announce this Wednesday that the seasonal flu epidemic has been declared in metropolitan France.
While a new wave of Covid-19 is looming, an epidemic of bronchiolitis is hitting toddlers hard, it is the seasonal flu that caregivers will now have to face, making health authorities fear the onset of a triple epidemic.
“Brittany and Normandy have gone into epidemic”, announced the public health agency France in a report of the past week to November 27.
Overseas, the flu epidemic was already hitting Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion.
The virus, baptized this year A(H3N2), is said to be in the "pre-epidemic" phase in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in the Grand Est and in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur as well as in Centre-Val de Loire, the Hauts-de-France and Île-de-France.