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“Flurona” is when a patient has both the flu and COVID.
Israel reportedly just confirmed its first case of so-called flurona.
While some reports said it was the first case in the world, according to WHO, it’s also been seen in the U.S. and across Asia.
WHO tells FOX 8 the frequency of influenza co-infection among COVID-19 positive patients is 0.4% in America.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. has recorded 55,240,407 cases of COVID-19.
WHO says co-infections are not unusual when there is an intense transmission of pathogens in communities, in this instance, COVID-19 and flu.
WHO reports the co-infection rate is much higher in Asia, with 4.5% of COVID-positive patients getting sick with influenza at the same time.