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Influenza: France crosses epidemic threshold

22 Jan 2015 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | Uncategorized

According to the weekly bulletin of the Sentinelles network, the incidence of influenza crossed the epidemic threshold last week, with 231 cases detected in general practice 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, Auvergne and Corsica.

According to researchers, the epidemic of influenza-like illness is set to increase in intensity this week, thus confirming the onset of the epidemic.

The study presently has 5,416 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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