Osakidetza has assured that influenza activity in the Basque Autonomous Community has experienced a "slight decrease" even though it continues to be "above the epidemic threshold".
In total 128 people were hospitalized in the Basque Autonomous Community since the beginning of the flu, 39 of them with a severe prognosis, according to Osakidetzi.
In a statement, the Basque health service has ensured that CAV's flu has been "mild pad"although still maintained"above the epidemic threshold".
Frequency rate the last week of the year was 97.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while the previous week amounted to 150.1 cases per 100 000 population, according to the latest report by the Epidemiological Surveillance Network – Médicos Vigía, which analyzed flu activity between December 24 and December 30.
Since influenza activity has begun to date, 128 people were hospitalized in total, of which 39 with severe prognosis. In the entire Primary Health Care Network in Osakideta, demand growth was boosted due to flu syndrome and 1,976 inquired in the last week, too in the first days of 2019, the demand for medical care "continues to grow".
The Department of Health and Osakidetza advise "responsible for using health resources"In case you notice flu symptoms, and evaluating, depending on symptomatology," the most appropriate health care service you need to address and solve your problem, "a family doctor, a place of continuous care or a PAC," ultimately, in the event of serious complications, In hospital."
In this way, they claim, "will avoid unnecessary waiting to attract attention" and, at the same time, "it will contribute to not tire the health system itself".