Seasonal flu returns. TO Varese it’s at Torino the first two cases have been reported and identified: they are two children living in northern Italy. The first is a influenza A / H3 virus identified in Varese and confirmed at the University of Milan in a child with flu symptoms. The second case of A / H3 virus was instead identified at the Amedeo di Savoia Hospital in Turin in a child with a pneumonia. According to the “InfluNet & CovidNet operating protocol”, virological surveillance will start from the 46th week of 2021, ie from Monday 18 October. This was announced by the National Institute of Health.
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Surveillance activity from 18 October
Therefore, «the seasonal activities of the national integrated influenza surveillance system InfluNet will start on 18 October, as established by the InfluNet & CovidNet operating protocol. The document – explains the ISS – sets, as every year, the beginning and the end of the epidemiological survey respectively at the 42nd week of 2021 and at the 17th week of 2022. As regards the virological monitoring activities, the start is expected for the 46th week of 2021 (15 November 2021) and will last until the 17th week of 2022. The data analysis will be carried out by the ISS “.
Iss: vaccine the most effective shield
Influenza vaccination is the most effective and safest way to prevent the disease and reduce its complications. The period indicated »for prophylaxis« is the autumn one, starting from the month of October ». This was recalled by the Higher Institute of Health, which today announced the identification of the first “two sporadic cases” of the 2021-2022 flu season, in two children in Varese and Turin.