Health: RKI: Flu wave and RSV wave over

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has declared the flu wave and the RSV wave to be over.

Health: RKI: Flu wave and RSV wave over

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has declared the flu wave and the RSV wave to be over. According to the institute's definition, the flu wave ended after 15 weeks in mid-March, the RKI announced in its weekly report on acute respiratory diseases. The wave of illnesses caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) ended at the beginning of March.

Overall, there were significantly fewer respiratory illnesses in both children and adults in the first week of April compared to the previous week. The number of severe cases was also low in most age groups. In children under two years of age who were treated in hospital for a serious respiratory illness, the proportion of RSV diagnoses in the first week of April was 20 percent. The RKI pointed out that there could be late reports of flu and RSV infections due to the Easter holidays.

According to the information, the peak of the flu wave was reached at the end of January and beginning of February. The number of cases fell significantly until mid-March and then remained relatively stable at a low level. According to the RKI definition, the RSV wave began at the end of November and lasted 16 weeks. Overall, the frequency of severe acute respiratory infections has fallen significantly since mid-February.

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