Beijing show no sign of a sharp rebound in flu

Beijing CDC yesterday released the latest flu outbreaks. The influenza virus activity in the city still declining in the channel, no sign of a sharp rebound. At the same time, the CDC warns a citizen, the city’s climate is dry, the temperature change is big, with the end of the lunar New Year holiday, childcare facilities school starts and return to Beijing personnel, crowds gathered degree increase, influenza activity has not ruled out may appear small fluctuations, but lower the possibility of a sharp rebound. In late march to enter the fashion season.

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in February, the city flu had appeared to be markedly reduced. According to the city center for disease control data, flu than the previous month to the city fell by 71.10% in February, this year for 4 weeks, not received flu fever epidemic situation report. Declining the flu virus activity is still in the channel, this year 8 weeks (February 19-25 February), has reported more than 144 secondary hospital in the city of influenza-like cases for 15084 people, compared with last week fell by 2.6%, and the popular season peak weeks 69.6% drop compared to the first week (2018).

city, according to the centers for disease control and prevention flu virus detection positive rate continued to decline trend in the city, was 19.4% lower than a week before 8 weeks, fell by 36.9% in the first week of the year. At present this city is still the a (H1N1), hepatitis b Yamagata and common popular H3N2 subtypes of influenza a virus, the influenza a H1N1 influenza virus, hepatitis b Yamagata proportion is higher.

according to the historical and recent influenza surveillance data analysis showed that at the end of November to December each year, the city began to enter the flu epidemic, peaked in January next year, and gradually into the mid to late march the following year time, there is only a year spring a flu epidemic peak. Now the city’s flu trends in conformity with the usual seasonal flu epidemic characteristics of influenza virus genes characteristic and the antigenicity was not obvious variation, although still at epidemic levels, but no sign of a sharp rebound.

the city CDC warns a citizen, at the same time warm still need to strengthen the protective flu. Currently the city’s climate is dry, the temperature change is big, with the end of the lunar New Year holiday, childcare facilities school starts and return to Beijing personnel, crowds gathered degree increase, influenza activity has not ruled out after the Spring Festival this city may appear small fluctuations, but lower the possibility of a sharp rebound.

the next flu virus activity will continue to trend down to the city, and gradually into the epidemic periods in late march. Schools and childcare facilities and other collective units should strictly adhere to the morning noon inspection system, because of sickness absence monitoring and health education of infectious diseases, the timely detection of fever cases and isolation, treatment, and a concentrated fever outbreak, timely report to the local community health service center, district center for disease control and prevention. (reporter Zhang Xiaomei)

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