Get Ready For “Flurona”!

Posted January 2, 2022 by with 0 comments

And now I can’t get The Knack’s song (or the Reality Bites scene) out of my head:

Israel reports first case of ‘flurona’: Doctors say they have found rare double infection of influenza and Covid in young pregnant woman.

A young pregnant woman has become the first person in the world to be infected with both Covid and the flu. The woman tested positive for both viruses in Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva city, Israel, on Thursday. She is suffering mild symptoms and Israeli health officials are studying her case to determine whether the combination causes any greater severity of illness.

Professor Arnon Vizhnitser, director of the hospitals’ Gynaecology Department, told Hamodia: “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.”

The woman is expected to be discharged on Thursday.

Professor Vizhnitser said: “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.”

[DailyMail: Israel reports first case of ‘flurona’]

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