According to reports, Israel has documented the first case of “Flurona,” which is a Covid-19 and flu infection that occurs at the same time.
The double infection was discovered in a woman who went into labour at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, according to the news website Ynetnews.
According to the hospital, the young mother has not been immunised against either pathogen.
According to the report, the Health Ministry is still investigating the case, which was relatively mild, and is unsure whether a combination of the two viruses causes more severe illness.
According to health officials, many other patients have been infected with both infections (Flurona) but have not been diagnosed.
“Last year, we did not witness flu cases among pregnant or birthing women,” Arnon Vizhnitser, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist and the director of the hospitals’ Gynecology Department was quoted as saying.
“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,” Vizhnitser added.
According to Vizhnitser, it is a great challenge dealing with a woman who comes in with a fever during childbirth and you don’t know if it’s coronavirus or the flu, so you refer to them as the same. The majority of the illnesses are respiratory in nature.