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Flu epidemic in the Netherlands

Flu epidemic in the Netherlands

Be careful! Research institute Nivel reports that the Netherlands appears to be in the grip of a mild flu epidemic this month.

March, spring has yet to officially start, but about 1 in 1300 people went to the doctor at the beginning of this month with the flu † This means that the epidemic limit of 1 in 200 people has been well exceeded. The number of sick people is probably even higher. Often more people have the flu virus but they don't go to the doctor, so they are missing from the statistics.

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According to the Nivel the flu is mild and most people recover within three to five days. Especially young children (0-4 years) and the elderly (65+) suffer from the flu.