Between February 11 and 17, 730 people per 100,000 people consulted a general practitioner for flu symptoms, according to Sciensano. Some hospitals were saturated earlier this week.
For example, in the ERU Saint-Pierre emergency room in the center of Brussels, doctors received a lot of flu patients on Wednesday February 20th. In this case, the emergency doctors redirect the patients to their general practitioner to relieve the service.
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During the week of January 28 to February 3, 365 people per 100,000 people went to see a doctor because of such symptoms. This number rose to 670 people per 100,000 between 4 and 10 February, and 730 last week.
“The number of cases continues to increase, but not significantly,” says Sciensano. Influenza is primarily on the rise in children 0 to 4 and 65 and over. It remains stable for other age groups.