The epidemic activity of the flu showed an increasing trend, with “a predominance of subtype A(H3)(92.1%), associated with greater severity in the most vulnerable populations. The A(H1) pdm09 subtype was also identified (7.5%).
On the other hand, the notification of cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 showed a decreasing trend.
In this period, consultations in Primary Health Care of the National Health Service (SNS) increased by 24.7% compared to the previous week, and there was a slight decrease in the proportion of consultations due to flu syndrome (-0.16 percentage points) .
SNS24 demand (calls) stabilised and INEM demand (calls) increased compared to the previous week.
The report reports high vaccination coverage against covid-19 and the flu.
Influenza vaccination coverage (73%) is close to that recommended by ECDC and WHO (75%) for age groups aged 65 years and over.
After having disappeared for nearly 3 years, the common flu is back now?
And now it's not just the flu, but the 'flu epidemic'?
By Hart from Lisbon on 24 Dec 2022, 07:58