A flu epidemic has been confirmed in Belgium

A couple of days ago it was announced that Belgium was preparing for a potential global flu epidemic.

After experiencing flu-like symptoms, 365 people out of 100,000 consulted a general practitioner last week.

Considering that the epidemic threshold of 157 consultations per 100,000 has been crossed for the second week in a row now, Belgium has declared a state of epidemic flu in the country, stated Sciensano, the national public health institute of Belgium.


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