Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
China Daily / 2020-10 / 17 / Page008

Flu and COVID-19 double infection poses major risk

By ANGUS MCNEICE in London | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-10-17 00:00

The upcoming flu season may worsen the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts warned, after studies revealed that coinfection with influenza and COVID-19 could lead to a higher risk of death.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool found that symptoms in mice with coinfection of influenza virus and COVID-19 were worse than the individual infections.

The results, which were published this week on the preprint server bioRxiv, follow on from a United Kingdom study released last month that found human patients with coinfection had up to six times higher risk of death than the general population.

Report cites rights progress in Tibet

Most Viewed

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349