- Of viral origin, the flu is an acute respiratory infection that can be severe in the most vulnerable.
- Bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection of the small bronchi caused by a very common respiratory virus.
According to the latest weekly report from Public Health France, the epidemics of bronchiolitis and influenza are declining.
The end of the bronchiolitis epidemic in Ile-de-France
Thus experts note a sharp decrease in surveillance indicators for bronchiolitis in children under the age of 2, marking the end of the epidemic in le-de-France and the transition to a later stage of the epidemic in Hautes-de-France Is. -France and Normandy. Martinique is still in a critical position.
With regard to influenza, Public Health France has noted the stabilization of indicators of viral activity in urban medicine, as well as emergency and hospitalization despite co-circulation of influenza viruses A (H1N1) pdm09 and A (H3N2). has decreased. Overseas, Reunion and Mayotte are still in the midst of a pandemic.
“Inadequate vaccination coverage”
“First estimates of vaccination coverage as of 11/30/2021 indicate that it is inadequate, both in people at risk for a severe form of influenza and among healthcare professionals”, Criticize public health experts as well. In this context, it should be remembered that barrier gestures and the systematic adoption of influenza vaccination are effective means of protecting against influenza and its complications. They add up. Note that the flu vaccination campaign has been extended until the end of February.