I have a lot of fun– The frequency of influenza in the Basque Country last week has doubled over the previous one, reaching 46.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is approaching the epidemic threshold this year to 55.7 cases.
According to data from the "Red vision of Osaka", there has been a "significant" increase in influenza activity in children under 15, with higher rates being in the age groups between 0 and 4 years and between 5 and 14, with 208, 3 and 180.9 the case of 100 000 inhabitants, respectively.
Since the beginning of the season, 13 cases have been reported for people suffering from confirmed influenza, nine of them seriously.
The average age of serious hospitalized cases was 71.6 years, almost 78% had risk factors and 75% were not vaccinated. Two of the serious cases had to go into the DIS, although one of them had already left the unit, according to Osaka.
In the last week analyzed between November 26 and last Sunday, Day 2, 303 consultations on influenza syndrome were conducted in the primary care network of Osaka, almost double the previous week, with 156 consultations.
At the end of November, the Ministry of Health and the Osaka deacon decided to continue the vaccination campaign against the flu by December 31, which was due to end on 5 December. By extending the deadline, we want to give most people at risk groups the possibility of being vaccinated.
In this way, all people over 65, chronically ill and pregnant women wishing to be vaccinated can do so by the end of the year in their health center or outpatient clinic. Health authorities insist that vaccine is the most effective tool to fight influenza and possible complications. – N.G.