Some of the dead from among those infected with the coronavirus could simultaneously get the flu, which aggravated their condition. This was announced by the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, virologist, scientific director of the State Institution Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums. I.I. Mechnikov Vitaly Zverev, transfers Sputnik.
“Nobody knows (about such cases) because they did not make a laboratory diagnosis,” he said.
The specialist noted that amid the coronavirus pandemic, the incidence of influenza may fall. Zverev explained that the restriction on movement between countries, which is used to prevent COVID-19, also prevents the spread of influenza.
At the same time, the expert said that the increase in the incidence of influenza will still be.