Heathcare'Flurona': everything that is known about the simultaneous infection...

‘Flurona’: everything that is known about the simultaneous infection of flu and covid


The first cases of flurone, the name by which the simultaneous infection of flu (influenza) and COVID-19, they were identified in the last days. According to experts, they are few and do not represent a more serious evolution than contagion only with coronavirus.

This Monday, the Spanish region of Catalonia has identified the first cases detected in the European country.

“We have the odd case, but without representing a difference with respect to the others; they are few, ”, The director of the Catalan Health Service, Gemma Craywinckel, explained this Monday at a press conference.

Although it is not the most frequent, at a time of high virus circulation, a coexistence of two pathogens can occur in a body, explained the doctor, although she insisted that it has not been observed that

What does concern Craywinckel is the “saturation” of the health system due to covid cases, which translates into a constant increase in hospitalized patients and those treated in intensive care units (ucis), as well as mortality.

“I do not know if the peak (of infections) will be in a week, two or three, but we have not arrived and this worries us; we still have days of income and critics ”, he warned.

Spain suffers a sixth wave of particularly virulent coronavirus, with an average incidence of 1,775.27 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, according to the latest national data, published last Thursday, and which will be updated this Monday, after the celebrations of New Year.

The most seriously ill patients exceed 19% of ICU beds, with the most worrying situation in Catalonia, where they are more than 37%.

Israel detected the first case of flurone

The day before, Israel detected the first case of flurone, a coronavirus and flu infection at the same time, which she gave birth at Beilinson Hospital.

The patient has shown mild symptoms, although she was not immunized. The Israeli Ministry of Health is studying the unpublished case to verify that the combination of the two viruses

“The disease is the same. They are viral and cause shortness of breath as , explained Arnon Vizhnitser, director of the hospital’s gynecology department, according to the Israeli newspaper ‘The Times of Israel’.

Israeli health authorities reported on Friday that the country began administering the fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to patients with weakened immune systems.

Israel has recently faced a fourth wave of infections and a further increase in cases. It is estimated that only 60 percent of the population has the complete vaccination schedule.

In Peru

But it is not the first time that this health condition has been reported in the world. In 2020, a team of Peruvian doctors

“There are 5 cases of coinfection of COVID-19 and the Influenza virus, the most frequent being the Influenza A virus, the odynophagia and nasal congestion symptoms may suggest a co-infection between these two viruses, in the patients evaluated, , the researchers said.

Agencies / Commerce

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