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Influenza: more than two million French affect

20 Feb 2015 | By INSERM (Newsroom) | France

According to the weekly bulletin of the Sentinelles network, the incidence of influenza is close to its peak. In 5 weeks, 2 044 000 persons had consulted their doctor. The rates of incidence has been estimated that 231 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. A figure that exceeds the epidemic threshold (179 cases per 100,000 inhabitants).

At regional level, the highest rates of incidence were found in: Limousin, Provence-
Alpes-Côte-d’Azur and Midi-Pyrénées.

The study presently has 6 240 participants registered on the website. This research project, established by the Sentinelles network (Inserm – UPMC) and the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance, enables everyone to participate in influenza surveillance and research in metropolitan France, anonymously, voluntarily and directly online.

Additional data on influenza-like illness measured in the general population and the Sentinelles network’s Bulletin of 21/01/15 are available at

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