Now Corsica alone appears to have more or less survived an epidemic of bronchiolitis, but they are all in a pre-pandemic stage. According to the latest bulletin from Public Health France, published on Wednesday, This disease affects children It belongs to twelve districts out of thirteen. The National Public Health Agency stresses that the epidemic is very severe this year. In the past year, France has survived, especially thanks to the confinement stages and respect for the gestures of the barrier.
In its weekly update on this respiratory disease that affects children, the French public health agency noted a Persistent sharp increase in bronchiolitis monitoring indicators in children under two years of age.. With Brittany he spent this week in an epidemic phase, only Corsica remains, relative to the capital, in the pre-pandemic stage. During the week of October 25, of 4,189 children under 2 years of age seen in the emergency room for bronchiolitis, 3,777 (90%) were under 1 year and 1,395 (33%) were hospitalized.
Last winter, confinement and anti-Covid barrier gestures helped prevent all viruses, including RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) responsible for bronchiolitis. The children were less infected than usual and therefore had lower immunityWhich raises fears of a stronger epidemic this year. This phenomenon can also relate to other winter viruses, including influenza or gastroenteritis. To prevent the spread of winter viruses, health authorities insist that barrier gestures (washing hands, masks, safety distance) must be continued.