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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Finland : Flu season reaching peak

Via YLE :

" This winter's flu wave is going to hit Finland particularly hard within the next few weeks. According to the National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL), resistance to the currently spreading H3N2 virus is low among the population at the moment.

“There are many cases of infection all around Finland. The flu season has been at its worst for a couple of weeks already and will likely remain like this for some weeks,” forecasts research professor Ilka Julkunen from the THL.

The H3N2 strain first struck Finland three years ago, but it has mutated so that even those who have had it before are not necessarily immune."

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