FHI: There is still very little influenza in Norway

Cold - flu - runny nosePhoto: Sara Johannessen Meek / NTB

So far this season, only 1,062 cases of influenza have been detected in Norway. Last week, only 0.1% of those who went to the doctor were diagnosed with the flu.

“The monitoring shows that the flu activity levels in Norway are very low. After an increasing incidence of laboratory-detected influenza in December, it flattened out at Christmas and has not increased since. Usually, we have increasing flu activity at this time of year,” the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) wrote in its weekly report on influenza.

So far in the flu season, only 1,062 flu cases have been detected, and last week the flu virus was detected in samples from 76 people among 29,669 tests. Since week 40 last year, 115 people have been hospitalized with the flu.

The FHI writes that the increasing corona infection can limit the flu infection in that infection with one virus can lead to less susceptibility to another virus for a period of time.

Source : NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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