Category: Infections

Influenza in the middle of an epidemic

The flu has been slow in coming, but now she is here. How many consultations are of flu? 7% of SOS Médecins’ consultations are for flu compared to 5% previously, and 1% of emergency consultations is mainly influenza viruses A (H1N1 and H3N2) that circulate. Who is sick with Influenza? The average age of people affected by the flu is 58, and more than half are aged 65 and over. Most of these are people with risk factors. The Flu is attacking Europe strongly. Malta is in the middle of a flu epidemic, in England and Portugal the virus is… Read more »