A local COVID-19 testing company announced Wednesday that it had identified what it believes to be the first local case of “flurona,” meaning a person who has tested positive for both coronavirus and the flu.
According to 911 COVID Testing, the case was found at a testing site at the Getty Center in Brentwood. The patient was only described as a teenager.
Steve Berzan of 911 COVID Testing said the teen was showing symptoms but did not require hospitalization and went home with parents.
The teen had just returned from a family vacation in Cabo San Lucas, according to the testing company.
Health officials have long said that people could potentially be infected with both COVID and the flu, and they have urged residents to get vaccinated against both. The illnesses can both cause similar cold-like symptoms.