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    Wallis: influenza A and B are spreading

    For the past few days, the fenua dispensaries have been full. For good reason, two viruses are circulating. These are influenza A and influenza B, highly contagious viruses that mainly affect children.

    WF the 1st • Published on March 1, 2023 at 10:38 am

    The Mua dispensary in the south of Wallis has been full for several weeks, with an average of 25 consultations per day. In question, two viruses, influenza A and B. Imported strains according to the health agency.

    “We are most likely facing several viral epidemics at the same time. In the majority of cases, the severity of the flu is mainly due to the violence of the symptoms. It is an extremely exhausting illness for at least a week. patients who have respiratory problems, asthma or obesity, it can really become a serious illness. And from experience, it mainly affects children" about Dr. Alexis Masset, general practitioner

    The symptoms are essentially high fever, runny nose, extreme fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, symptoms similar to those of covid, hence the importance of maintaining barrier gestures because the two influenza A and B viruses are very contagious .

    “To prevent the spread, we were lucky to have the example of covid two years ago: washing your hands, coughing into your elbow, everything that we called barrier gestures. wearing a mask would be the best way to avoid the transmission of viruses" according to doctor Alexis Masset, general practitioner.

    There is nothing alarming for the time being, however, it is strongly advised to consult a doctor as soon as the first symptoms appear.

    The report by Lotana Moefana and Sofia Hoatau.

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