Flu rate is still rising in the Balearic Islands

FLU is still on the rise in the Balearic Islands with 228.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The highest rates correspond to children from newborn to four years old, as well as those aged between five and 14, while amongst senior citizens over 64 years old, the rate of flu infection is now dropping.

This winter has seen highest number of flu cases on the islands for 10 years.

However, while this has been a bad bout, the figures are still some way off the worst seen in recent years. The historic maximum was reached in 2001-2002, when there was a rate of 322 cases per 100,000 people, according to the data released by the Balearic Islands regional government.

Residents have been advised to ask for medical treatment as soon as they notice the first symptoms related to flu.

Residents can also call 061, where experts provide information on how to alleviate symptoms.

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    • John

      21 February 2015 • 16:14

      I wonder what they put in the vaccines if then we have epidemics like these… I stopped vaccinating years ago because is useless. You have the same chances to get the flu wether if you are vaccinated or not.


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