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Sentinelles network’s bulletin of 19 October 2016
According to the Sentinelles network’s weekly bulletin of 19 October 2016, the incidence rate of acute diarrhoea reached epidemic levels in metropolitan France last week, with 155 cases observed in general medicine clinics per 100 000 inhabitants.
The Sentinelles network adds that the current level of gastroenteritis is higher than the mean level observed in previous years in the same period. The Grand-Est, Ile-de-France and Pays de la Loire regions are particularly affected, with respective estimated incidence rates of 297, 213 and 211 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The Sentinelles network is national surveillance system developed by Inserm and Pierre and Marie Curie University. Made up of 1,300 general practitioners and about a hundred private paediatricians, it has allowed the development of large databases on several diseases, for health surveillance and research purposes.
To obtain further information on gastroenteritis in France, you may contact Thierry Blanchon, Deputy Head of the Sentinelles network.
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