Lower respiratory infections are the most important cause of death due to a transmissible disease. We present a case of severe influenza and coccidioidomycosis lung coinfection in a 65-year-old Mexican migrant. This case highlights the challenges that respiratory viruses impose on the diagnosis of fungal infections and on the multidisciplinary management of these infections. In addition, this case shows how medical complications and superinfections could be potentially prevented if flu vaccination is provided.
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