This year's flu season will be remembered as one of the worst on record, said Matteo Bassetti, director of the infectious diseases clinic at the San Martino clinic in Genoa. There has been a sharp increase in cases of respiratory infections and influenza viruses such as H1N1 and H3N2, Bassetti said. Furthermore, the prevalence of bacterial infections and pneumococcal pneumonia has increased. The director also stated that: “Unlike the problem of growth in influenza infections, Covid has not been a major problem in the past three months.”
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In particular, the words of the infectious disease specialist to Messaggero: “80% of hospital admissions between November and December were not directly related to Covid infection, but rather to people who went to hospital for other reasons and subsequently tested positive by swab.” In conclusion, Matteo Bassetti highlighted the increase in cases of influenza and lung infections, urging people (especially the elderly) to undergo booster vaccinations to reduce the health risks posed by the above-mentioned diseases.
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