FLU is on the margin of widespread levels in tools of England — with York misfortune for infections.
Numbers battling the pathogen have rocketed 78 per cent in a week, says the Royal College of GPs.
Separate stats exhibit GP influenza consultations in York are at 104.4 per 100,000 people.
A turn of 108.9 per 100,000 signals an epidemic.
Other badly-hit areas embody Herefordshire (99.7), Gateshead (88.2) and Hampshire (86.8).
The normal opposite England is 34.9.
The winter fee is at slightest 93 in England and Scotland. Victims embody Bethany Walker, 18, who died of pneumonia in hospital in Inverness.
Prof Simon de Lusignan, of the Royal College of GPs, said: “We can positively contend that last week was when influenza in England took off.
“Given how indeterminate influenza can be, it is unfit to contend how this will progress. Rates may increase, turn or even decline.”
Dr Adam Kucharski, at the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, warned the UK could be in difficulty if the pathogen mutates. Alan Weir, of St John Ambulance, urged Brits to get the influenza jab.
A FRENCH hospital will help Brits influenced by cancelled NHS operations – despite the republic experiencing a influenza epidemic.
Numbers of patients with the pathogen in France were 12 times aloft than England last week.
But Calais Hospital has done a understanding with South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group, a internal NHS physique for the Folkestone and Dover area.
Treatment costs are covered by the NHS, but patients compensate for travel.