Flu epidemic continues to grow
The flu epidemic, where many Dutch since the end of november last, is expanding.
According to the research institute Nivel went 110 on the 100,000 people last week to the doctor with flu-like symptoms. That is an increase compared to the previous week. Then it went to 65 sick at 100,000 people.
General practitioners see mostly young children up to four years with griepverschijnselen arrive. Also people over 65 have relatively a lot of.
If two consecutive weeks more than 51 for every 100,000 people influenza is considered an epidemic. An average flu epidemic lasts eight weeks.