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Rio de Janeiro experiences Influenza outbreak; symptoms lead to confusion with Covid-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week, public health authorities observed an increase in flu cases (influenza A) in the city of Rio de Janeiro. According to the Municipal Health Secretariat, the city is experiencing an outbreak of the disease.

Since Influenza and Covid-19 can share certain symptoms and the transmission is also similar - it can happen through contact with secretions from the respiratory tract of someone who is infected - the situation is causing confusion among the population.

"We still don't have consolidated data on how many tests have come back positive for influenza over the past week, we . . .

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