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Jul 05, 2022 07:33 PM
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Flu Epidemic Sweeps South China as Covid Wanes

Parents wait with their children outside the fever clinic of Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, on June 27. Photo: Qi Zhanning/Caixin
Parents wait with their children outside the fever clinic of Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, on June 27. Photo: Qi Zhanning/Caixin

As China’s biggest Covid-19 outbreak in two years wanes, flu cases have spiked across southern China, with experts warning that the disease may sweep the country as Covid controls weaken natural immunity.

In the period from May 23 to June 19, the country recorded 347 local flu outbreaks of 10 or more cases in a week, up from 98 in the same period a year ago, said the Chinese National Influenza Center (CNIC).

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