Number of Flu Epidemic Sufferers to Reach Maximum in Valencia Region This Week
The influenza epidemic across Spain has reached new highs in recent days, with an average of 1.74 percent of the population affected rising to 2.2 percent. Health services in most of the north and centre of the country have been the most hit, with peaks expected to be reached in the Valencia and Murcia areas in the next few days.
One hundred and twenty people per 100 thousand are suffering in the Valencia region, with doctors saying that 95 percent of those hit never bothered to be vaccinated, despite extensive public health campaigns during the autumn. Cases will continue to rise according to experts in the area for the next week, before beginning to fall.