A research group led by Project Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, and Senior Researcher Emi Koge of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Research Center for Influenza and Respiratory Viruses have studied novel coronaviruses and influenza viruses in 22 countries around the world. When comparing the number of positive cases of HIV from 2019 to 2022, it was found that the same epidemic did not occur in the same region at the same time.

 According to the University of Tokyo, the countries surveyed include Japan, China, Australia, India, the United States, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt, the United Kingdom, and Italy.The survey period is from the first week of 2019 to the 1th week of 2022.

 The results showed that all countries had significantly fewer positive cases of influenza after the COVID-18 outbreak.Of these, Japan and South Korea continued to have low influenza epidemics throughout the COVID-XNUMX epidemic, and XNUMX countries, excluding France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy, had a clear peak of both the novel coronavirus and influenza epidemics. An inverse correlation was found.

 Next, a more detailed analysis of the infection status in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy showed that while the number of positive cases of influenza in Germany was very small, influenza in France, the United Kingdom, and Italy occurred in places different from the outbreak of the new coronavirus. I know it was popular.

Paper information:[Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses] Are twindemics occurring?

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