The influence is frightening peak in Italy: 15 dead
The peak of seasonal influenza is coming and is afraid. Apparently there have been many cases, some of which were severe. There are 15 dead because of the influence that is forcing you to read millions of people affected by the virus. The infections have increased in the obvious way the last week, and now that winter comes alive, the situation is destined to worsen. In the next few days there will be a drop in temperatures with the arrival of cold, frost and snow in different parts of the Peninsula and this will not make the situation worse relative to the influence.
According to the bulletin, InfluNet, on epidemiological surveillance, which is edited by the Institute of Health, 431mila people were forced to read in the second week of January. The cases registered this season have, to date, approximately 2.246.000. Antonio Bella, responsible for surveillance, InfluNet, said the Bend of outbreaks generally begin to increase after the Christmas holidays, but we're still not in the peak period of seasonal influenza. This will be in about two weeks. The categories most exposed to infection are children under 5 years of age. The impact for them is 15 cases per thousand clients, more than double the level of 7.1 cases per thousand assisted in the general population.
With regard to the geographic areas most affected, we find the Regions of Central and Southern Italy, or the Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Campania, Calabria and Sicily. Bella explained that the epidemic, compared to last years, is more limited and of low intensity, perhaps because there has been “a greater adherence to the vaccination“. Currently, however, you have to wait the arrival of the peak of the influence to pull the sums, as the “flu viruses are ever-changing and poorly predictable.“ To predominate is the strain At from the point of view of the virologic, especially the Ah1n1.
There have been 63 serious cases, among which 15 people died. It is mainly people over 65. But what are the symptoms of seasonal flu? It is of the classic symptoms such as chills, fever, bone pain, dry cough, cold, headache. You should not take antibiotics to defeat the influence, even if these are often taken without real need, thus causing problems to the whole population in the long term. To avoid the contagion, we must avoid the closed places in which does not circulate air and you have to wash your hands often. In short, the peak of the flu is to get there and you have to prepare yourself.
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