This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pul jul aug2020 cover 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

Independents' Day

Flu surges in children

The Public Health Laboratory Service has received the first reports this winter of outbreaks of influenza-like illness.

Three outbreaks were reported in schools in the south of England during the week ending February 2 and influenza B was confirmed in each. Additional reports have been received in schools in the North.

The PHLS said GP consultation rates for flu-like illness were rising in the five-to-14 age group.

Latest figures from the RCGP Birmingham research unit show the overall number of GP consultations for flu-like illness are running at 26 per 100,000, which it said was commonplace during winter.

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say