This is semi-good news for worried parents or loved ones of fragile people.
The decline in epidemics which particularly hit France this winter continues.
That of influenza and bronchiolitis certainly continue to infest in France but fewer and fewer people, indicates the latest report from Public Health France (SPF) released this Wednesday.
According to the health agency, the flu is on the decline “in all age groups and in all metropolitan areas”.
However, the circulation remains "always active" and all regions are still at an epidemic threshold.
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Compared to the first week of the year, the second saw a 21% drop in consultations in mainland France.
Visits to the emergency room decrease by 49%.
The total number of people who have been hospitalized is 556 (-61%).
“All age groups are affected.
43.8% of people over 65 are vaccinated
The levels of consultation for flu-like illnesses were 146 per 100,000 inhabitants against 185 per 100,000 the week before.
43.8% of people over 65 are vaccinated, 23.1% among those under 65.
Since the end of 2022, the number of people directly killed by the flu is estimated at 910.
Concerning bronchiolitis, it is declining in children under 2 years old and in most regions.
The epidemic is considered over in Ile-de-France.
1,537 children under 2 went to the emergency room last week, down 32%.
1431 were less than a year old.
637 were hospitalized (-29%), 605 being less than a year old.