The flu is here and the epidemic will intensify in January

During the week of December 23, the first cases of influenza were identified in the Grand Duchy by the Sentinel system of the National Health Laboratory. The Health Department estimates that the epidemiological threshold will probably be crossed for seasonal flu in the first half of January. The number of influenza cases and the resulting absenteeism is likely to increase sharply from the second half of January 2020 until early February.

As a reminder, compliance with conventional hygiene rules is therefore essential to avoid the rapid spread of the epidemic: wash your hands regularly with soap, cough or sneeze in a handkerchief or in the crook of your elbow, throw your handkerchief in paper in a bin after use, avoid contact with sick people, ventilate rooms regularly.

To get vaccinated

In order to limit the spread of the flu, the Ministry of Health reiterates its call to the population – and more particularly to people over 65 years of age, pregnant women, people at risk and health professionals – to be vaccinated again. before the start of the epidemic season. For the target population at risk, the influenza vaccine is paid for by the National Health Fund.

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