When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
Coinfections with bacteria can make viral infections even deadlier. Researchers have identified a protein in immune cells that may play a role in fighting both types of pathogens.
Two different respiratory viruses were found to swap proteins when they infected the same cell.
The flu vaccine will not protect you from getting COVID-19. But it will help avoid unnecessary doctors’ visits and protect vulnerable groups from potentially more severe disease.