Hauts-de-France among the regions most affected by gastro

Gastronomy is still very present in France. According to a study published this Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the Hauts-de-France region is among those most affected.

Gastrointestinal epidemic: Hauts-de-France among the most affected regions.
Gastrointestinal epidemic: Hauts-de-France among the most affected regions. (© Illustration / pixabay)

Even more red than red … The menugastro epidemic which affects France in recent years has turned red all over the country. But according to the report of the Sentinelles network released this Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Hauts-de-France are unfortunately among the most affected regions, in second place behind the Pays de la Loire.

Also read: The gastroenteritis epidemic is spreading in Hauts-de-France

Up from last week

In the region, the incidence rate of cases spotted by doctors has increased significantly, from 314 cases per 100,000 population to 568 cases per 100,000 population in one week. In France, it went from 317 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 398 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

But good news, the Sentinels Network explains that “according to the forecast model based on historical data, the epidemic peak seems to have been reached”. The activity level could therefore decrease this week.

However, these forecasts involve a high level of uncertainty, “specifies the Network.

So we may not be quite finished…

Also read: Gastroenteritis: how to protect yourself, treat yourself and how long are you contagious?

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