The flu epidemic has spread in recent days in France, now hitting the entire metropolis, while the peak of bronchiolitis has been reached, health authorities announced on Wednesday.
The flu epidemic, which broke out at the end of November, has spread to all metropolitan areas, according to the weekly report from Public Health France.
In the overseas territories, only Guyana and Guadeloupe are still in the pre-epidemic phase, while Martinique and Mayotte are in the epidemic phase like mainland France.
The last few days have been marked by a continued increase in flu indicators in all age groups and a “
sharp increase in hospitalizations
The number of consultations for flu-like illness between December 5 and 11 also soared compared to the previous week, rising from 185 to 265 per 100,000 inhabitants, an increase of 43%.
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The outbreak of the influenza epidemic, rather early this year, is testing a health system tested by the recurrent waves of Covid-19, currently in full recovery, and, in babies, an epidemic of bronchiolitis without precedent for ten years.
Nevertheless, the health authorities noted last week a decrease in emergency visits and hospitalizations, “
signing the very probable passage of the peak of the epidemic
Faced with the triple epidemic that is raging in France, the government has called on the French to a "
" in vaccination before the end of the year celebrations.
Vaccination and respect for barrier gestures remain the best means of protecting yourself from respiratory viruses
", remind the health authorities.