Having stated last week that type A flu was not at epidemic levels in Valencia, the Ministry of Health have now changed their minds. The incidence of the disease now numbers 190 cases per 100,000 of the population, an increase of 115% on the previous week. In the interior the incidence of flue is even higher at 200-400 cases per 100,000. The good news is that Alicante province is reporting the least number of infected people.
As always, it is the young and the old who are more prone to suffering ill effects from a dose of flu. For those who are normally healthy and strong, a few days in bed with plenty to drink, a box of tissues and paracetemol should do the trick.