Wisconsin medical doctors fear about flu, COVID, and a mixture of the 2 | WUWM 89.7 FM

Docs who’ve been warning individuals about COVID-19 have expanded their issues to influenza, generally referred to as the flu.

State of Wisconsin figures present the variety of flu circumstances has been rising. The identical goes for COVID-19. Pulmonologist, or lung skilled, Raul Mendoza of Advocate Aurora Well being in Inexperienced Bay stated Monday it is potential to get each COVID-19 and a extra widespread flu virus.

“We now have a affected person who has a double an infection. She’s within the hospital. She has each influenza and COVID-19, and naturally, that is not excellent news,” Mendoza informed information reporters.

Mendoza stated the precise impact on anybody is dependent upon that particular person.

“If the affected person has underlying power sickness, underlying immune suppression, the signs might be extra extreme,” Mendoza stated.

Immune suppression means the physique’s illness and virus-fighting immune system is not working correctly. Lengthy-term well being issues could cause that, however so can short-term adjustments like not getting sufficient sleep.

Mendoza suggests getting each the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine or, if eligible, the COVID-19 booster.

Solely about half of Wisconsin adults sometimes get a flu shot. The state stated 62% of Wisconsin residents licensed to take action had acquired at the very least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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