Flu cases on the rise

Flu cases on the rise

In Berlin, the number of influenza patients has increased significantly. In the past week, more than 100 confirmed cases were reported.

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Since the beginning of the autumn, the total number of people suffering from influenza in Berlin has risen to 313. Children under the age of five have been particularly affected. The development is completely normal for January, said a spokeswoman for Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales (LAGeSo).

High number of undetected flu cases

The actual number of influenza cases is much higher. Not every person with flu symptoms goes to the doctor, and only selected practices send in samples. It is estimated that nine million people nationwide went to the doctor last winter for flu symptoms during the severe epidemic.
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| Last edited: Friday, 25. January 2019 14:14 Uhr

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