The flu epidemic continued to decline last week, with a decline observed in 6 of the 13 regions of the metropolis, the public health agency said on Wednesday.
In the other seven regions, influenza activity remained stable.
Eleven out of 13 regions remain in the epidemic phase, said Public Health France in its weekly report on bronchiolitis.
Duration above average
The influenza epidemic, which started quite early, subsided at the start of the year but then saw a small rebound, partly fueled by a different strain of the virus.
Last week, it was in its 15th week, longer than the average duration of epidemics since 2010 (11 weeks).
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This season, it is also characterized by “
a marked severity, particularly among 15-44 year olds and 45-64 year olds
”, underlines Public Health France.
In Overseas, the West Indies were still in epidemic, while Mayotte returned to the pre-epidemic phase after a first epidemic wave.
The bronchiolitis epidemic, which mainly strikes babies, for its part ended in mainland France for two weeks.