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Coronavirus co-infection with influenza can speed up replication of pathogen that causes Covid-19

Asia, China, Coronavirus, Health

Chinese researchers say that modifications to the structure of human cells caused by a flu bug can make it easier for the coronavirus to invade them. The upcoming flu season presents a ‘potentially severe threat to public health’, they say

Co-infection with influenza caused up to a 10,000-fold increase of coronavirus replication in human cells in a laboratory test, according to a new study by Chinese scientists.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3106920/coronavirus-co-infection-influenza-can-speed-replication

 

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