Corsica, the last urban area to be rescued, was placed in the epidemiological phase of bronchiolitis this week by Public Health France. The disease affecting children under the age of two is stable at a high level.
An epidemic of bronchiolitis continues to spread among French children. This Wednesday, the public health announcement in France In his last newsletter The epidemic is now affecting all urban areas. Corsica, which was still in pre-pandemic state last week, joins the list. The health agency says the epidemic is spreading, but not getting worse.
Of the 4,100 children under the age of two seen in the emergency room with bronchiolitis between 1 and 7 November, 1,427 (35%) were hospitalized, recence Public health France. Nine out of ten children admitted to hospital were under one year old.
As a reminder, France last year escaped an epidemic of bronchiolitis, in particular thanks to restrictions that limited interaction with young children, as well as thanks to the strict respect for barrier gestures.