Houston teen details personal experience dealing with flu and COVID at same time
KTRK, January 4, 2022
Getting infected with flu and COVID at the same time is rare, but it is starting to happen. “The symptoms are similar,” said Dr. Janak Patel, director of the Department of Infection Control & Healthcare Epidemiology at UTMB. The medical branch is seeing a 30 to 40% positivity rate for COVID. However, the flu is only around 4%. Still, within the last week, UTMB has seen three cases of “flurona,” including one in a child. Patel said all patients are doing well, provided they got a quick and accurate diagnosis. “I don't think we should be scared,” he said. “We know how to take care of both of these illnesses.” In other reports, Fox News and Salon referenced Dr. Patel’s comments from the ABC affiliate report.