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The flu epidemic hit the Paca region earlier than expected

On Wednesday, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Health Agency (ARS) and the Paca and Corsica Regional Intervention Unit (CireSud) made a statement that the Flu epidemic has hit the Paca region on the week of 12 to 18 December. “The epidemic is early this season”.

The ARS Paca and CireSudare mobilized to prevent the spread of flu and coordinate the health care in cooperation with the liberal doctors, health establishments and medico-social institutions. They also remind us “that there is still time to be vaccinated “.


For the week of December 12-18, La CireSud carried out 945 consultations at “SOS Medecins” for a flu syndrome; 416 emergency room visits, with 69 people hospitalized.

The ARS Paca is piloting the “Hospital under voltage” action plan, it is helping to adapt the bedding capacity to the current needs and to reinforce the teams if necessary. It follows the work of emergency services and coordinates the actions of different healthcare institutions.

To date, six emergency services are declared “under voltage”, reported the ARS without stating the specific ones.


A contagious disease that is generally cured by itself, the flu affects about 2.5 million people each year in France.

Some simple gestures can ensure your protection: limit your contacts; wash your hands regularly; cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; use disposable handkerchiefs; wear a mask if you have a flu.

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