Flurona: Israel records its first case of a patient with COVID and flu at the same time

According to local accounts, the victim was a young pregnant woman who was already in the hospital, regardless of the fact that her symptoms were characterized as minor

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Israel has confirmed the first case of “flurona” an uncommon combination consisting of two diseases, including influenza and coronavirus.

According to local accounts, the Flurona victim was a young pregnant woman who was already in the hospital, regardless of the fact that her symptoms were characterized as minor.

According to Arnon Vizhnitser, 

She was diagnosed with the flu and coronavirus as soon as she arrived.

Both tests came back positive, even after we checked again.

The disease is the same disease: they’re viral and cause difficulty breathing since both attack the upper respiratory tract.

A representative for the Israeli health ministry said they were examining the case to determine whether a confluence of the two illnesses could result in a more dangerous sickness.

The woman is likely to be released from the hospital on Thursday.

Even though she is the first confirmed instance of a patient who has been confirmed with both diseases at the same time, experts think there are more cases like her in the country.

He continued

We are seeing more and more pregnant women with the flu. It is definitely a great challenge dealing with a woman who comes in with a fever at childbirth.

This is especially when you do not know if it’s coronavirus or the flu, so you refer to them the same. Most of the illness is respiratory.

It was disclosed on Friday that Israel would commence providing fourth vaccine doses to people with weakened immune systems in an effort to limit the transmission of the Omicron strain virus.

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