While 'flurona' hasn't emerged in Michigan, one trend may fuel infections

Karen Bouffard
The Detroit News

The so-called “flurona” illness — where patients are simultaneously infected by the flu and the coronavirus — doesn’t appear to have emerged yet in a major way in Michigan.

But a decrease statewide in people getting flu shots this year could leave Michiganians at risk of serious illness, health providers say, and could further stress hospitals already stretched thin by staffing shortages and an explosion of omicron cases.

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