‘Flurona,’ double infection of COVID and flu, has some health officials on edge

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NEW YORK — A rise in flu cases is fueling concern about what could happen if people get a double infection of the virus and COVID-19.

The condition is being dubbed “flurona,” but by any name it’s a concern for health officials.

Right now, there are cases in California, Florida and Texas – and they’re all children or teenagers. 

Health officials are reiterating the same health precautions they’ve urged throughout most of the pandemic: wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, and stay home when you’re sick.

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