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Mexico reports first three cases of flurona

Xinhua
10 Jan 2022, 13:05 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The first three cases of flurona, a double infection with both COVID-19 and influenza, were detected in Mexican states of Nayarit and Jalisco, local health authorities said on Sunday.

Nayarit confirmed one of the flurona cases in a 28-year-old woman, according to the state's health secretary Jose Francisco Munguia Perez.

In Jalisco, another two cases were reported, said Alejandra Natali Vega Magana, head of the emerging and reemerging diseases diagnostic laboratory at the University of Guadalajara.

The two patients, she said, did not display serious symptoms, and "were treated on an outpatient basis."

The official said that "flurona is not a novelty" as it had already "been registered in other countries in 2020."

The country has confirmed 4,113,789 COVID-19 cases and 300,303 deaths, according to recent official data.

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