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This winter's flu epidemic arrives

National News // Jan. 16, 2020

The flu epidemic has arrived in Switzerland – but this year’s flu vaccinations should cover the three different viruses currently circulating. 

Pixabay This winter's flu epidemic arrives

The epidemic is late this year. It’s defined by the Federal Health Office when 69 or more people per 100,000 report symptoms. It’s now running at 95. 

Government experts believe this year’s epidemic won’t be as bad as in other years. 

The worst hit areas are French speaking cantons and Bern. 


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