Flu, gastro, bronchitis and other winter illnesses for subscribers absent this winter

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  • “Since October 5, 2020, no serious case of influenza has been reported by the services participating in this surveillance,” notes Public Health France in its latest report.
  • “We have a significant reduction, if not at all, of gastroenteritis, bronchiolitis … There are not many ear infections either. We see very few people suffering from these winter pathologies which, every month from November and December, fill the cabinets “, testifies Jean-Luc Leymarie, general practitioner.

This is one of the rare positive effects of Covid-19: thanks to a massive communication campaign in favor of the flu vaccine, barrier gestures, re-containment and the wearing of masks, viral infectious diseases such as influenza, gastroenteritis or bronchitis have almost disappeared from doctors’ offices.

The flu virus is four times less prevalent than last year

“Since October 5, 2020, no serious case of influenza has been reported by the services participating in this surveillance”, note Public Health France in its latest report. “And in Europe, only one influenza virus was detected among the 2,160 samples taken in city medicine tested for influenza”, add the experts. In fact, the flu virus is four times less present than last year in November.

Otherwise, “We have a significant reduction, if not at all, of gastroenteritis, bronchiolitis … There are not many ear infections either. We see very few people suffering from these winter pathologies which, every month November and December, fill the cabinets “, testifies on LCI Jean-Luc Leymarie, general practitioner in Rueil-Malmaison.

Encouraging results regarding the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic

Regarding the coronavirus, this week is marked by a confirmation of the decrease in the circulation of SARS-CoV-2. This observation is attested by the decrease in the number of confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 taking into account RT-PCR tests and antigenic tests, the positivity rates of RT-PCR tests, SOS Médecins acts for Covid-19 as well as than the numbers of emergency room visits for suspected Covid-19. The numbers of new hospitalized cases and new intensive care admissions are also decreasing.

“These results are encouraging as to the evolution of the epidemic, but it is necessary to maintain the measures in place to avoid any recovery, to preserve the care system and to continue the care of patients not suffering from Covid-19 “, concludes Santé Publique France.


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