There is an increase in the flu in Finland in the spring

There is an increase in the flu in Finland in the spring

In Finland, there is an unusual increase in influenza cases in the spring, although the flu typically fades as the weather warms up.

On Friday, the health authorities had registered 1,119 cases of influenza A in Finland.

Raija Uusitalo-SeppäläThe chief doctor of the hospital district of Southwest Finland said that Covid was now spreading at the same time as the seasonal flu.

In January, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) stated that Finland could skip the second flu season in a row thanks to the measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

But the flu is now returning to many parts of Europe.

"The [flu] Whereas the epidemic is exceptional in that it is so late that the efficacy of influenza vaccines administered last November is already waning;" Uusitalo-Seppälä said.

According to Uusitalo-Seppälä, THL has recommended that municipalities provide residents with the flu vaccines left over from last autumn.

Municipalities usually provide influenza vaccinations to at-risk residents before expected epidemics, typically in November and December.

Earlier this week, health authorities said the coronavirus pandemic was likely to peak in Finland, but hospital numbers have been declining slowly.

The coronavirus group in the metropolitan area abandoned its general mask recommendation on Wednesday, which means, among other things, that masks are no longer needed in schools.

Source: The Nordic Page

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