Double infection of influenza and Covid called “flurona” has been found in Israel.
Rare mix of flu and Covid case has been found in Israel dubbed as “flurona.”
Doctors in Israel said a pregnant woman was admitted in the hospital and diagnosed with flurona.
While this case is believed to be the first reported case, experts believe that there are more patients in the country who are yet to be diagnosed.
Flurona is the term that’s been used to describe a rare case of one person suffering from coronavirus and the flu at the same time.
Speaking to local news outlet Hamodia, 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.”
He added: “The disease is the same disease; they’re viral and cause difficulty breathing since both attack the upper respiratory tract.”
The Israeli Health Ministry is believed to be studying the results to figure out whether the combination of the two infections simultaneously can cause a more serious illness.