In this episode, Antoine Beau, journalist in the Sciences department of L’Express, explains everything about bronchiolitis, this respiratory disease which affects many French children each year.
The team: Charlotte Baris (presentation), Mathias Penguilly (writing), Léa Bertrand (editing) and Jules Krot (production).
Credits: France 2, BFM Business
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Image credits: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP
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Charlotte Baris : 30% of French babies. This is a significant share, almost a third. Antoine, you regularly work on health topics, and you notably investigated our daily figure. So what do these 30% of French babies have in common?
Antoine Beau: 30%, this is the proportion of children aged 1 month to 2 years who are affected by bronchiolitis each year, according to Santé Publique France. That’s 480,000 cases per year. The number varies a little from year to year, depending on the strength of the epidemic. Last year, for example, it reached record levels…
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