Flu epidemic is over

Flu epidemic is over

The flu epidemic that is 15 weeks has prevailed, is over.

That report NIVEL Tuesday. There is an epidemic spoken when 51 on the 100,000 people on the peilstationshuisartsen of the NIVEL report with flu-like symptoms and throat and neusmonsters turns out that they have the flu.

Two weeks in a row, the number of people with the flu, among the 51, so the epidemic is now over. In week 12, visited 37 of the 100 000 people the general practitioner with griepklachten.

Of all the types of viruses that the last time circulated, was type A(H3N2) is by far the most. This virus can be especially for people over 65 cause complications in the form of a pneumonia.

Doctor-epidemiologist, and coordinator of the sentinel Gé Dark late NIVEL know that the last flu epidemic is relatively long. Epidemics of the past 20 years, lasted an average of nine weeks, six weeks less than this year. The previous season (2014-2015), it took 21 weeks for the longest time.

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