‘Flurona’. First case of covid-19 double infection and flu detected in Israel

‘Flurona’. First case of covid-19 double infection and flu detected in Israel
‘Flurona’. First case of covid-19 double infection and flu detected in Israel

Israel this week detected a rare case of simultaneous flu and covid-19 infection, which it called ‘flurone’. The patient is a pregnant young woman who was not vaccinated against any of the diseases and has mild symptoms.

According to Israeli health authorities, the young woman was admitted to the Rabin MedicalCenter in the town of Petah Tikva and was diagnosed with the two diseases as soon as she arrived at the hospital. “Both tests came back positive, even after they were rechecked,” said Professor Arnon Vizhniter, director of the facility’s gynecology department.

The news of this double infection was published first in the Israeli newspaper Yediot, which has wide circulation, and later in the local newspaper Hamodia.

Israel’s Ministry of Health is studying the case to see if the combination of the two diseases could lead to a more serious infection. And health authorities consider it possible for more people to have had the double infection without being diagnosed.

“In the past, we have not witnessed flu cases among pregnant women and pregnant women,” said Vizhniter, who added: “But today we have cases of coronaviruses and flu that are appearing.”

On Thursday, Israel authorized the administration of the fourth dose of the vaccine to vulnerable people, namely immunodepressants, in order to face the increase in cases of covid-19 due to the Omicron variant.

The green light came as a first shipment of Pfizer pills against covid-19 arrived in Israel.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said Israel was facing “a fifth wave”, with most cases likely related to the Omicron variant.

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