MADISON (WKOW) — As an increasing number of people in Wisconsin contract COVID-19 and state health officials report growing influenza-associated hospitalizations, some doctors are concerned about a co-infection called “flurona”.
“This is where you’re particularly unlucky and you contract COVID-19 around the same time that you contract influenza, and there is no rule that says you can’t have both at the same time,” UW Health’s Dr. Jeff Pothof said.
He said the symptoms for “flurona” are difficult to distinguish.
“We talk about flu and COVID, they do have a lot of early symptoms that are very similar,” he said. “Fatigue, body aches, sore throat, those are very common symptoms for both COVID-19 and influenza.”