The first case of flurona, a rare combination of two diseases involving influenza and coronavirus, has been reported in Israel.
According to local media reports, the patient was a young pregnant woman who was admitted to the hospital despite the fact that her symptoms were mild.
As Arnon Vizhnitser, director of the gynaecology department at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva city, explained, “she was diagnosed with the flu and coronavirus as soon as she arrived.”
“Both tests came back positive, even after we double-checked,” he said in an interview with the local newspaper Hamodia.
According to Prof Vizhnitser, “The disease is the same disease: They’re both viral and cause difficulty breathing because they both attack the upper respiratory tract.”
The Israeli health ministry stated that it was investigating the case to determine whether the combination of the two infections could result in a more serious illness.
On Thursday, the woman is expected to be released from the hospital.
Despite the fact that she is the first documented case of being diagnosed with both diseases at the same time, doctors believe there are more cases like her in the country.
“We are seeing an increasing number of pregnant women who are sick with the flu.” “It is unquestionably a difficult task to deal with a woman who presents with a fever during childbirth,” said Prof Vizhnitser.
In particular, when you are unsure whether it is a coronavirus or the flu, you refer to them both as such. The majority of the illness is respiratory in nature.”
According to the Times of Israel, Israel began administering the fourth vaccine shot to individuals with compromised immune systems on Friday in an effort to stem the spread of the Omicron variant.
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Since the country’s repeal of outdoor mask requirements in April, which made them mandatory only for large gatherings, the number of reported cases has steadily increased.
According to data from the health ministry, 5,000 cases had been reported as of Friday. Since the outbreak began, there have been 1,376,256 coronavirus infections and 8,243 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Israel.
According to Haaretz, the head of the army’s coronavirus task force warned on Thursday that the healthcare system would “collapse” as Omicron spread.