“We have the first case diagnosed with the flu this season”

Secretary of State, Andrei Baciu, in an interview with Digi24, announced that the first case of influenza this season has been registered. The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health warned that it is possible

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for a person to become infected with SARS-CoV-2 and the flu virus at the same time.

“Today (Thursday, November 11, 2021 – no.) We have the first case diagnosed with influenza this season. This case will be reported next week “, said Andrei Baciu. He said it was a 30-year-old man from Bucharest who had symptoms specific to a respiratory infection.

“Tests have been made to identify SARS-CoV-2 and the flu. SARS-CoV-2 – negative, flu – positive. So, it’s the first case this season. I had it last year too. Of course, we did not have a significant increase,

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leading to an epidemic like we had in the 2019-2020 season. We didn’t have it last year, precisely because the same measures we apply against SARS-CoV-2 also work against the flu “, said Andrei Baciu.

He added, however, that there may be cases in which the same patient becomes infected with both SARS-CoV-2 and influenza.

“It does not exist now, in Romania, because we have only one case, but it certainly exists (possibility – no.), It is a virus. You can inhale n types and as long as you come in contact with viral particles, the moment you inhaled them and they

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multiplies at the level of the respiratory mucosa, enters the bloodstream, when you do a test, it comes out positive, it is called that you are infected “, explained the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health.

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