Osakidetza assured that the influenza activity in the Basque Autonomous Community experienced a "slight decrease," although it is still maintained "above the epidemic threshold."
Total 128 people were hospitalized in the Basque Autonomous Community since the onset of influenza activity, 39 of them with a severe forecast, according to Osadidet.
In a statement, the Basque Health Service insured that CAV's influenza activities had experienced "a slight reduction"although still maintained"above the epidemic threshold"
Incidence rate of the last week of the year was 97.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while the previous week was 150.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest Epidemiological Surveillance Report – Medikos Vijaya, who analyzed the influenza activity between December 24 and December 30.
Since the flu activity has started to date, a total of 128 people have been hospitalized, of which 39 are with severe prognosis. In the entire network of primary health care of the Osadide, the demand for help due to flu syndrome increased and 1,976 searches in the last week. Also in the first days of 2019, the demand for medical care "continues to grow".
The Department of Health and Plantation advise "responsibly use health resources"in case of detecting flu symptoms and evaluating, depending on the symptomatology," which is the most appropriate health service to dedicate and solve the problem, "the family doctor, the points of continuous care or PAC and," ultimately, in case of serious complications, hospital emergency ".
In this way, they insist, "unnecessary waiting will be avoided to get attention" and, at the same time, "it will contribute to not saturating the health system itself."