The latest report from health authorities, Santé Publique France, shows that eight regions of France are currently at epidemic levels of illness, while four are showing pre-epidemic results.
More than 3,200 people ended up being taken into hospital last week, with the number of doctor consultations for flu hitting 193 per 100,000 inhabitants.
With flu likely to be making people ill long into February then checking up on whether you are able to have a flu jab might be some protection, but also ensuring you regularly wash your hands and clean surfaces may keep the bugs away.
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