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A “twindemic” in Rio?

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Flu epidemic in Rio raises red flags

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Demand for healthcare services skyrocketed in Rio. Photo: Jorge Hely Veiga/Shutterstock

Influenza is already causing more cases of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) in Rio de Janeiro than Covid-19. Over the past three weeks, over 21,000 people have been diagnosed with the flu — the average of new cases is up 2,647 percent from mid-November. Emergency rooms have been filled, and local officials are setting...

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