There have been fewer reported cases of influenza so far this year than a year earlier, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the bureau recorded 239 cases of flu last month, down 57.7 percent from the same month of last year when 566 cases were reported.
A total of 204 cases were reported between February 1-25, a decrease of 40 percent year on year.
However, the statement pointed out that 16.3 percent of this month’s flu cases tested positive for the H3N2 virus, 6.1 percentage points up from the same period of last year.
The statement also said that the number of children suffering from the flu who underwent hospital treatment remained in the normal range – 11 percent of the total number of flu sufferers.
The statement pointed out that so far this year it had not recorded any serious case or fatality caused by the H3N2 virus. (macaunews/macaupost)