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If someone has a cold or the flu, can he/she still become infected with COVID-19?

Yes, you can be infected with multiple viruses at once, this is called co-infection. It is currently unknown how common co-infection is with COVID-19. COVID-19 virus, the virus that causes the flu, and viruses that cause the common cold are all different viruses and there are clinical tests that can differentiate between them.


Drafted 20 March 2020

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