Influenza A outbreak in Basurto
Alert for an outbreak of influenza A in Basurto
In the Basurto Hospital in Bilbao have all jumped alarmsa registered influenza A outbreak, a virus that usually occurs in the winter months. There are 72 diagnosed cases.
The alert for influenza A in Bilbao not only jumps for the time of the year, but also by the age of the patients, mostly young people. There is a hypothesis that the agglomerations that have taken place during Bilbao’s Big Week have been able to contribute to the spread of the virus.
“We must bear in mind that the flu is circulating at higher levels than usual out of season,” they insist from the Basque Ministry of Health.
Another outbreak in Galicia
The Basurto hospital outbreak with 72 positives in a week is not the first in Spain. A few days ago there was another in Galicia, which registered an unusual level of infections. This focus was especially on Paredes de Coura, a Portuguese town very close to the border. The outbreak has been linked there aumusic festival Indie very frequented by young Galicians.
the vcoinage against the flu does not start until fall and health professionals are still concerned about the persistence of covid and when the booster dose will start.