A file photo of a man getting a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images
Anecdotal reports of “flurona” — the flu plus COVID-19 — are appearing around the US.
People from five states said they tested positive for COVID-19 and flu at the same time.
“Flurona” is not overly dangerous for people who are healthy and vaccinated, experts have said.
Cases of “flurona” — a combination of the flu and COVID-19 — have been reported by people in five states in recent days.
Carrying both the coronavirus and the flu virus at the same time, which has the nickname “flurona,” is not in itself “overly concerning,” Steve Farzam, the chief operating officer of a testing center in Los Angeles told the LA Times.
But the increased prevalence of both COVID-19 and the flu means the two conditions appear to be increasingly interacting.
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