The return of the flu mixed with covid, a worrying “twindemia”
By Anne-Sophie Leurquin
L’autumn marks the return of seasonal viruses, comparable to influenza (answerable for the flu), but additionally of the coronavirus which, because of the falling temperatures, spreads extra if you keep indoors. On the opposite aspect of the globe, Australia can be popping out of winter and a mixed epidemic of covid and influenza, the worst in 5 years… “Influenza exercise within the southern hemisphere might point out this what to anticipate within the northern hemisphere. Nonetheless, the info from Australia usually are not very reassuring”, explains virologist Marc Van Ranst (KULeuven). For the primary time for the reason that begin of the coronavirus pandemic, “the flu shouldn’t be solely again, however the flu season in Australia has been significantly virulent and the variety of coronavirus circumstances has skyrocketed”.
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