Nayarit, Mexico — The first case of flurona, a co-infection of covid-19 and the flu, has been detected in the state of Nayarit. The Nayarit Health Secretariat confirmed the first case in the country, noting it was found in a 28-year-old woman.
It is the first case of a covid-19 and influenza co-infection in Mexico, confirmed the state health secretary, José Francisco Munguía Pérez. While the risk of developing flurona is rare, it is possible.
The first case of flurona was detected in the state of Nayarit while the numbers of covid-19 infections are still exponential with 452 new positive cases in 24 hours. Munguía Pérez announced that due to these circumstances and the growth of infections, sanitary restrictions have been reinforced.
Both covid-19 and influenza are classified as viral respiratory diseases that cause difficulty breathing since both attack the upper respiratory tract. The first termed case of flurona was detected in an Israli woman in early January. The patient was a young woman who was hospitalized with mild symptoms. She has since been released.
On January 6, the U.S. recorded its first case of flurona in a teenage male in the city of Los Angles. In the U.S., other instances of people who have tested positive for both the flu and COVID at the same time have been reported in Houston and South Florida, but before the term flurona was coined.