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Co-infection of Covid-19 and Influenza in Bulgaria

Co-infection of Covid-19 and Influenza in Bulgaria

November 18 According to Bulgarian media reports, there have been cases of co-infection of Covid-19 and influenza virus in Bulgaria.

According to the Bulgarian “24 Hours” report on the 17th, the chairman of the Bulgarian Medical Virology Association Radka Argilova said that after sampling some samples collected since the 11th, it was found that three people were infected with Covid-19 and flu virus. These three people are “in general good conditions”, one of them is a cancer patient, and the other two have mild cough symptoms.

Argilova pointed out that this situation is not unexpected, and this type of co-infection will still occur during the months of seasonal influenza pandemic.

The flu peak in Bulgaria usually occurs from January to February each year. The World Health Organization recommends that the most effective way to prevent influenza is to get an influenza vaccine.

According to data released by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health on the 18th, in the past 24 hours, the country has conducted 11,611 new coronavirus tests, with 4,828 newly diagnosed cases, which is the highest new record in a single day since the outbreak; the cumulative number of confirmed cases has exceeded 100,000, reaching 106,598 There were 131 new deaths and a total of 2413 deaths.

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