Introduction: Respiratory diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the general population, but it affects older adults, children and immunocompromised people to a greater extent, with viruses being responsible for 80% of these infections. Studies have shown that influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus are the most commonly identified agents. Since 2019 with the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the world's population has undergone great changes, with thousands of infections, deaths and economic losses.
Methods: A systematic electronic search of articles published from 2018 to July 2023 was carried out in the databases PubMed, Springer Scielo, ELSEVIER, Google Scholar. Descriptive, retrospective, prospective, observational, meta-analysis, original articles were chosen, which provided statistical information, for their search keywords such as: COVID 1, co-infection, respiratory co-infection, SARS Cov-2 infection, influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus.
Results: With the literature review, 552 articles were obtained, of which only 73 were chosen according to the eligibility criteria, excluding 52, with a total result of 21 scientific articles.
Conclusions: Although the incidence of COVID-19 remains high, the prevalence of respiratory viral co-infections is relatively low. Global infection control measures may have contributed to reducing the circulation of respiratory viruses. All these actions should be directed for the benefit of the vulnerable population and should be cost-effective for health systems.
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