What is ‘flurona’? Coronavirus and influenza co-infections reported as omicron surges.

January 07, 2022

After two young pregnant women tested positive for both the coronavirus and influenza in Israel, many local and global media outlets dubbed it “flurona” in headlines.The patient tested positive for influenza and was then tested for the coronavirus.That’s the case in the United States, which had record lows as covid surged last winter but is now seeing rising flu cases.While many countries track coronavirus and flu cases, there appears to be little data on how many people have them at the same time.While the word is relatively new and rising in popularity, cases of flu and coronavirus co-infections are not.