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Griepklachten after carnival and school holidays have yet again increased

In the period after carnival and spring break is the number of cases of flu yet again increased. The griepgolf seemed to take off, but there is now talk of the thirteenth week flu epidemic in the Netherlands, reports health institution did Nivel Wednesday.

The number of ill children increases as they are after the holiday again, going back to school. At home, the chance that children become infected with viruses.

Also carnival has a possible influence on the increase of the griepgolf. If large groups of people close together in the pub, people can easier get infected.

Normally, it takes a flu epidemic an average of nine weeks. If there are two consecutive weeks more than 51 in 100,000 people have the flu, they, is spoken of an epidemic.

Last week had more than 61 in 100,000 people griepverschijnselen.

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