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 GrippeNet.fr study presently has 6 240 participants registered on the www.grippenet.fr 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.