The flu is back: in Estonia, the number of cases has risen sharply in a week

Posted on December 31, 2021

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The flu is back: in Estonia, the number of cases has risen sharply in a week

The influenza virus, which had disappeared with the arrival of a new coronavirus infection, began to raise its head again. A couple of hundred cases have already been registered in Estonia at the beginning of the season.

Since the beginning of the influenza season in Estonia, 192 cases of infection with the A virus have been laboratory confirmed, and just last week there were 64 new cases of influenza, according to the Health Board.

“The intensity of influenza disease can be assessed as low, but the incidence tends to grow,” the department noted.

The same picture is with the spread of influenza in other European countries . The activity of the virus (viruses A and B were detected) is low, but there is a growth trend. A number of cases of hospitalization due to influenza disease have been registered.

Experts note that the low activity of influenza was caused by the mask regimen and other precautions, as well as the restrictions in force in Estonia.

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