Stomach flu or “gastro” as they call it in French has arrived in France.
Health authorities have noticed a huge jump in the number of people seeking medical attention for acute diarrhoea last week.
The increase is fairly common for this time of autumn but French health authority Santé Publique France says the regions of Hauts-de-France in the north, Grand-Est in the East and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur have seen the biggest number of new cases of “gastro”.
“We have to wait for the data to be confirmed from one week to another, but the number of new cases is rising slowly,” Marion Debin, a health specialist told BFM TV.
“This is a normal rate for the season,” she said.