Valencia (EFE).- The incidence of influenza in the Valencian Community almost doubled in the third week of the year and stood at 100.2 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, while both the covid-19 and the respiratory virus syncytial (RSV) decreased to 98 and 54.9 cases, respectively.
This is stated in the latest Bulletin of the Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance System (IRA) of the Valencian Community, corresponding to the week of January 16 to 22, published this Wednesday on the website of the Department of Health.
The incidence of Acute Respiratory Infections -the sum of the three viruses- stood at 1,075.7 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants in the third week, compared to the 1,120.9 cases of the previous week, and continues above the national average, located in the third week in 751 cases.
Children under 4 years of age, the most affected
These infections especially affected children between zero and four years of age, who presented an incidence of 4,123 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, while in the second week of the year it was 3,002.4 cases.
The covid reduced its incidence compared to the second week of the year, with 98 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants compared to 142.3 in week two of 2023; respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) also decreased (54.9 the third week and 133.3 the second); and the flu almost doubled from the rate of 54.9 cases in the second week to 100.2 in the third.
In the case of the incidence of serious Respiratory Infections in the hospitals of the Valencian Community, there were 14.9 cases in the third week of this year (compared to 29.2 cases in the second), below the national average, which is out of 21 cases.