FHI: The RS virus outbreak in Norway may have reached its peak

Cold - flu - runny nosePhoto: Sara Johannessen Meek / NTB
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The outbreak of the RS virus in Norway may have reached its peak, but the number of positive samples is still at a very high level, according to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).

In its latest weekly report on influenza, the FHI writes that there was a decrease in the proportion of RS virus-positive samples in all Norwegian counties – except Innlandet, Nordland, and Troms og Finnmark – last week.

At the national level, the proportion of positive samples has been around 30% in the last two weeks.

In addition to the RS virus, parainfluenza virus and rhinovirus are the most common respiratory diseases that the FHI monitors on a weekly basis.

The proportion of positive samples for parainfluenza virus decreased in all counties, while the proportion of positive samples for rhinovirus increased slightly in six counties.

The weekly report also shows that influenza activity in Norway is very low. In the first weeks of the season, 60 cases of influenza were detected in Norway. There are no signs of persistent or increasing domestic infection in Norway at the moment.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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