THE New Year in Spain has commenced with flu sweeping through much of the country.
During the second week of 2020 there has been a “significant increase” of cases of flu with respect to the previous week.
With 54.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the flu is beginning to take hold in Spain and experts warn of an “epidemic wave” sweeping through parts of Spain which will increase progressively and is expected to last between two and three months.
It is believed that the spread of the flu virus (to which there are three types and several subtypes) has only just begun and is expected to rise until there are about 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, as has occurred in previous years.
The data has been reported in the latests survey by the Influenza Surveillance System published by the Carlos III Institute of Health (ISCIII).
As Euro Weekly News understands, so far, the most most affected age-group are children under four years old of which there are about 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.