the epidemic remains high in france, which are the departments where it is most intense?

the epidemic remains high in france, which are the departments where it is most intense?

VISACTU The indicators remain at a high level Last week, the number of consultations for influenza-like illness estimated from data from the Sentinelles network was 286 per 100,000 inhabitants, a decrease from the previous week (385 per 100,000, i.e. – 26%). This downward trend was observed in all age groups, except for those aged 65 … Read more

A large-scale influenza epidemic in France, but not out of the ordinary

A large-scale influenza epidemic in France, but not out of the ordinary

Transfer of a person to the influenza unit in the emergency department of the Emile Muller hospital in Mulhouse, 31 December 2022. VINCENT VOEGTLIN / PHOTOPQR/L’ALSACE/MAXPPP An epidemic “in vain”of “high size”, “probably more deadly than previous years”… Qualifications multiply among specialists to describe the flu wave currently hitting France. If the first cases were … Read more

Covid and influenza: reliability, price… 3 questions about this new antigenic test that detects viruses at the same time

Covid and influenza: reliability, price... 3 questions about this new antigenic test that detects viruses at the same time

New antigenic tests make it possible to detect Covid-19 and influenza in the same sample. Explanations. Two in one. New tests, equipped with a single swab, make it possible to detect two viruses at the same time: influenza and Covid. What to facilitate the diagnosis, and to adapt the treatment of the patients. Where can … Read more

How stress accelerates vision loss

How stress accelerates vision loss

Researchers have found that stress causes eye cells to die faster. A danger to eyesight. A study points to a new harmful consequence of stress. According to a study conducted by the University of California (USA), stress accelerates vision loss by causing eye cells to die faster. Research conducted on mice showed that repeated stress … Read more

a new way to cure the disease

a new way to cure the disease

THE ESSENTIAL The prevalence of dry eye syndrome varies greatly: between 3.9 and 93% of individuals, according to the studies included in the 2015 report of the French Ophthalmological Society. Dry eyes cause visual discomfort. If left unattended, it can lead to corneal irritation as well as eye infections. Dry eyes … Read more

the figures showing the haste of the epidemic this season

the figures showing the haste of the epidemic this season

At Strasbourg University Hospital, the triple epidemic of influenza, Covid-19 and bronchiolitis saturated the entire emergency care chain on 29 December 2022. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP While the coronavirus circulates less and the bronchiolitis epidemic is decreasing and remains at a high level, the spread of influenza is accelerating throughout France at the end of … Read more

Symptoms, duration, complications… what you need to know about the flu

Symptômes, durée, complications... ce qu

Influenza has represented more than a quarter of the consultations that the SOS doctors have carried out in the past two weeks. According to the weekly bulletin of Public Health France, published on Wednesday, December 28, the number of cases is still increasing and experiencing a “very high intensity and clearly increasing”. Fever, dry cough, … Read more

a blood test to detect it early

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This technique would simplify the detection of this neurodegenerative disease at an early stage, because a cerebral scintigraphy remains cumbersome and expensive. Research into better detection of Alzheimer’s disease is progressing. Following the detection of a specific biomarker in urine, an international team has developed a new test to detect signs of the most frequent … Read more