What is flurona? Coronavirus and influenza co-infections reported as omicron surges. – The Washington Post

Physicians have actually long been worried about the possible impact of a “twindemic”– with influenza cases increasing as covid-19 cases threaten to overwhelm healthcare facilities– and contacted people to get influenza shots and coronavirus vaccinations. On the other hand, “flurona” refers to when a single person has both respiratory infections at the exact same time– which health authorities state is a possibility as cases of the highly contagious omicron version of the coronavirus rise this winter season across the world.