Recently a patient diagnosed with “Flurona” (Said to be a mixture of Influenza and Covid) Has appeared in Israel. Although only one case is found experts believe that there are much more patients spread in the country.
What is Flurona?
The definition of Flurona is pretty simple like the name suggests it is a mixture of Flu as well as Coronavirus, Although it is a very rare occurrence.
The story includes a pregnant and unvaccinated woman who was reportedly admitted to the hospital in Israel. Professor Arnon Vizhnitser, director of the Beilinson Hospital Gynaecology Department, said:
“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.”
Sources confirmed that the women will be discharged from the hospital on Thursday. The Israeli Health Ministry is studying the results to figure out whether the combination of the two infections simultaneously can cause a more serious illness.
How many cases of flurona have been confirmed?
Even if only one case of flurona has been confirmed but Israeli health experts believe that there are several other people who haven’t been diagnosed yet.
Professor Viznitser said:
“Last year, we did not witness flu cases among pregnant or birthing women. Today, we are seeing cases of both coronavirus and the flu that are starting to rear their head.”
“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.”
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Read more at Times of Israel.