'Gastro' is back in Eastern France (and Brittany)
With the colder weather the bugs have returned to Brittany with a vengence. The western region has just passed the official epidemic threshold for gastroenteritis which is based on how many patients consult a doctor with symptoms such as acute diarrhoea.
But Brittany is not the only region to have an epidemic of the runs. The folk in the Grand Est region are also suffering from the return of the stomach bug.
In fact it's even worse in the east with 165 cases per 100,000 people compared to 135/100,000 in Brittany. South western France hasn't escaped stomach upsets either although the number of cases hasn't quite reached the threshold of 128 /100,000 for an epidemic.