According to the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS), the number of visits to the doctor for gastroenteritis is not alarming.
On the territory, “the epidemic start was not confirmed”, specifies the last bulletin of the institute. The number of visits to the doctor is lower than the maximum expected values. In Saint-Barthélemy, the epidemic began in mid-November: 96 cases have been estimated since week 47.
Hand washing: a preventive gesture
"Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to limit the spread of germs," said the National Institute for Prevention and Health Education (Inpes). This gesture must be performed several times during the day.
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