Influenza is a disease found worldwide. In Europe it is responsible for seasonal epidemics winter involving the movement of several strains of influenza virus. It can also occur in the form of global epidemics or pandemics, which occur at the onset of a new influenza A virus, against which the world population is not protected.
The flu is being monitored by various partners coordinated by the Institute for Public Health.
In parallel with the main pane on influenza, this issue includes a section on pandemic of 2009-2010, the H5N1 avian influenza and pandemic influenza.
Seasonal flu: what new immunization recommendations?
Facing the back of the flu, we encourage
highly vulnerable individuals to get vaccinated
Faced with the alarming increase in the number of hospitalizations and serious traffic-related influenza viruses (co-circulation of influenza A (H1N1) 2009, A (H3N2) and B) and especially because it is not too late, we urge to update measures to protect those most at risk of serious influenza. Clearly, she invites people fragile to be immunized.