Chicken-pox in France

chickenpox epidemic in Midi- Pyrenees

Midi- Pyrenees: In recent weeks , France is hit by a chickenpox outbreak. Many regions are more affected than others by these breakouts .

The Réseau Sentinelles, which monitors and studies the spread of infectious diseases noted varicella peak since the beginning of April . This week, chickenpox disease is spreading in twelve key areas including Midi-Pyrénées classified as highly affected (and Pays-de -la-Loire , Champagne-Ardenne , Corsica, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de- France , Franche-Comté Brittany and Normandy ) and three moderate affected (Provence-Alpes -Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes and Lorraine ) .

Get medical attention promptly

Last week, the incidence rate of cases seen in consultation was estimated at 44 cases per 100 000 inhabitants. This mild disease for children can be more severe in adults with complications for people at risk ( elderly, pregnant women … ) . Chickenpox is a contagious disease that spreads easily from one child to another , particularly in environments such as nursery, school, daycare or the nurse . It is characterized by rapid and sudden rash sometimes fever . Avoid scratching the buttons and quickly consult a general practitioner .


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