The Netherlands is experiencing a flu epidemic. The number of people with flu (influenza) increased significantly in the past two weeks. Laboratories, hospitals and GPs throughout the country report that the flu virus has been turning up in more throat and nasal samples from people with flu-like symptoms.
Start of invitations for the seasonal flu vaccination
The invitation for the seasonal flu vaccination will land on your doormat this autumn. The flu vaccination protects people who are more likely to become ill or seriously ill from flu because of their age or medical condition.
High rates of RSV in children over the summer, and a late flu epidemic in the 2021-2022 season
Hospitals reported an unusually large number of children presenting with RSV over the summer of 2021. The number of positive coronavirus tests rapidly increased after the summer of 2021.
BA.2.75 variant found in the Netherlands
The BA.2.75 variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has now also been found in the Netherlands. The variant was detected in a sample from 26 June 2022 taken in the region of Noordoost-Gelderland.
SARS-CoV-2 infections continue to rise
Infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the Netherlands continued to rise this week. This increase can be seen in sewage surveillance and in the infections reported to the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs).
Upward trend in infections continues
Infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the Netherlands have increased for the third week in a row. The number of patients admitted to hospital nursing wards remained the same this week.
Even after COVID-19 crisis, social isolation continues
Even after most coronavirus measures have been discontinued, some people are still living in social isolation to avoid COVID-19 exposure.
Seasonal flu epidemic in the Netherlands
The flu epidemic in the Netherlands has started. The number of people with flu (influenza) increased significantly in the past two weeks.
Flu epidemic seems to be emerging
More and more people in the Netherlands have the flu. The number of people with flu increased significantly last week.