Co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza Virus in Early Stage of the COVID-19 Epidemic in Wuhan, China

J Infect. 2020 May 28;S0163-4453(20)30319-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.05.041. Online ahead of print.


Of the 1001 influenza positive samples, 3 outpatients and 1 inpatient were co-infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan in January, 2020.Clinical and laboratory features indicate the 3 outpatients showed mild symptoms, and the inpatient experienced malignant tumor and had worse outcomes from COVID-19.In January, when the testing capacity is insufficient, co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 with influenza viruses in winter influenza activity peak season may contribute the expansion of SARS-CoV-2 in the local population.

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