The first double infection with influenza and Covid-19 was detected …...

Health officials in Solano County, California, USA, have confirmed the first double case of a person infected with Covid-19 and influenza, according to the local KCRA-3 channel.

The condition of the person, whose identity or gender has not been revealed, except that he is less than 65 years old, is “unclear,” according to the report, which comes amid warnings of possible serious repercussions in the event of the two viruses interacting, especially among the groups most vulnerable to infection.

“Infection with any of the Covid-19 or seasonal flu this winter weakens the immunity and makes the person vulnerable to other diseases,” Bella Matthias from the provincial health office told the TV channel, appealing to everyone to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

And medical experts had warned that it was too early to predict how Corona would interact with the flu in the event of infection with the two viruses simultaneously, given that Corona is still an emerging virus.

But several studies have indicated that the flu vaccine can also help boost the immune system against Covid-19.

The American infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci had warned of a catastrophic winter this year, and gave indications that it could support the idea of ​​requiring people to wear a mask, especially in light of the steady increase in cases of corona in the United States.

Even in the event of a COVID-19 vaccine emerging, health experts are urging citizens to maintain the recommended measures to combat the epidemic, including social distancing, wearing a mask and frequent hand washing with soap.

They also recommend adherence to self-quarantine in the event that any of the symptoms of the two similar diseases appear, until a laboratory test is performed that reveals the patient’s condition.

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