Influenza activity is decreasing in all regions of metropolitan France, according to Santé publique France (computer translated).
The epidemic is declining and three regions have entered the post-epidemic phase.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 1.9 million people have been seen for influenza-like illness. Influenza activity is decreasing in all metropolitan areas. However, 10 regions are still in the epidemic phase, while 3 regions have declared themselves to be in the post-epidemic phase: Brittany, Center-Val de Loire and Corsica.
There has been a sharp drop in the number of outpatient and inpatient visits, as has the number of outbreaks of acute respiratory infections in the elderly community.
Since 1 November 2016, 1,275 severe cases of influenza have been reported to Public Health France.
Health officials offer the following advice to protect yourself from flu: Simple hygiene measures (limiting contacts, washing hands regularly, covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, using single-use tissues) help to limit the transmission of this disease very quickly from person to person. However, vaccination remains the best means of prevention to protect against influenza, to limit the complications and the risk of hospitalization.