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Influenza: Initially, young children are most affected

Influenza: Initially, young children are most affected

Influenza is spreading in Italy and Tuscany, where children aged 0-4 years are the first to be targeted by influenza-like viruses: latest reports show RespiVirNet Bulletin Issued by the Higher Institute of Health and includes the results of the national monitoring for the week from 20 to 26 November.

in Italy – The infection rate per 1,000 patients increased from 7.91 to 9.22 cases – and experts estimate that they remained infected during the examination period. 542,400 Citizenswith a total of about 2,305,200 cases detected since the start of surveillance.

in Tuscany The infection rate in the period examined equals 8.79 per 1000 assistswhich generates a projection to what follows 32 thousand Tuscan Infected per week monitored.

In view of these data, Tuscany is placed in the yellow circulation density range. In Italy Piedmont,
Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia Romagna And Abruzzo Instead, it is in the orange range, while no area is in the red range.


The report by the Influnet surveillance network derives the regional infection rate in Tuscany 8.79 cases per 1000 population Based on 544 cases of influenza reported by 43 sentinel physicians (general practitioners and paediatricians) among a population of 61,919 patients.

The highest proportion (16.80 per 1000 population) is found among children in this age group Between 0 and 4 years. Tuscans follow Between 15 and 64 years oldThe incidence rate is 9.93 per 1000 people, while the incidence rate is among children and young people who have it Between 5 and 14 years old It is 7.69 per 1000 inhabitants. among them Over 65 The lowest infection rate was recorded: 5.16 per 1,000 inhabitants.

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