Infant bronchiolitis epidemic: here’s a map of the affected areas

The bronchiolitis season is well and truly established. Very contagious, the disease is now present in twelve of the thirteen metropolitan areas.

In its last weekly bulletin, published this Wednesday, 3 November, Public Health France noted a “continuous rapid and early increase in surveillance indicators for bronchiolitis in children under 2 years of age”. This respiratory disease mainly affects babies every winter. Although in the majority of cases, this pathology remains benign, it can cause breathing difficulties that may require a trip to the emergency room. Or even hospitalization of the baby.

According to the report of the health body, now 12 metropolitan areas are in the phase of epidemic. Right now only Corsica is in the pre-pandemic stage.

According to data from Public Health France, during the week of October 25, 4,189 children under the age of 2 were received in the emergency room for bronchiolitis. Of these, 3,777 were below 1 year of age and 1,395 were hospitalised. Of the hospitalized children, 1,289% were under 1 year of age.

These figures for bronchiolitis worry health professionals, as the level of emergency visits is “higher than in the past three years”.

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