A woman Israeli Pregnant, 30 years old, she became the first person in the world to be detected an infection that combines the coronavirus and the flu at the same time. The dual condition was defined as fluorone or florone and is being studied by experts.
Fortunately, the patient infected with both viruses showed mild symptoms, despite the fact that she was not vaccinated against either condition. The detection of fluorone occurred at Beilinson Hospital, in the city of Petah Tikva, Israel, where the patient recently gave birth and was discharged last Thursday.
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Some local reports indicate that this was the first case in which both diseases were combined and detected, although it is possible that there are more similar double virus situations that have not yet been detected.
The experts of the Israel Ministry of Health are analyzing whether or not the sum of both infections results in a more risky or serious disease.
“The disease is similar. They are viral conditions and cause shortness of breath, since both attack the upper respiratory tract, “he said Arnon Vizhnitser, director of the department of gynecology at Beilinson Hospital al medio Times of Israel.
In the particular case of pregnant women, Vizhnitser reported that “He was diagnosed with the flu and the coronavirus barely made it to the hospital. Both tests were positive, even after we repeated the test ”. The professional also indicated that to treat the patient she was administered a combination of medications “that attack both the coronavirus and the flu.”
The first case of fluorone occurs in context from an increase in flu cases in Israel and when the government faces the fourth wave of contagion Covid-19 -especially the Omicron and Delta variants- with the fourth dose of the vaccine to elderly or at-risk patients.
In this sense, the doctor Vizhnitser signaled her alarm at the number of women who come to give birth carrying the flu. “We see more and more pregnant women with the flu. It is definitely a great challenge to deal with a woman who comes in with a fever while giving birth. This happens especially when you do not know if the patient has coronavirus or flu, so you treat them in the same way. Most of the disease, in these cases, was respiratory”.
Fluorone, according to the CDC
According to a report made on the official website of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) on the fluorine, both diseases – coronavirus and flu, or influenza – are contagious respiratory diseases, But they are caused by different viruses. This destroys the possibility of thinking of this combination of conditions as a new variant of Covid-19.
The Covid-19 appears to spread more easily than the flu, reports the CDC. “However, as more people get fully vaccinated against Covid, the spread of the virus that causes it should decrease. “, they point out.
Because some of the symptoms of coronavirus, flu, and other respiratory illnesses are similar, differentiating each cannot be done solely on the basis of symptoms. “People can become infected with both the flu and the virus that causes Covid-19 at the same time and have symptoms of both influenza and Covid-19″ Says the official website of the institution that governs disease control in the United States.
Both diseases have a similar way of being transmitted, through large and small particles that can be spread when the person talks, coughs, or sneezes. The difference, always according to the CDC, is that the coronavirus has a greater ability to spread.
As for people who are at higher risk of being affected by both viruses, The two conditions are found to be riskier for older adults, people with underlying medical conditions (including children), and pregnant women.
The World Health Organization, meanwhile, ensures that it is possible to “contract both diseases at the same time” and that both share similar symptomssuch as cough, runny nose, fever, sore throat, headache, and fatigue. According to this organization, “the most effective way to prevent hospitalization and severe Covid-19 and influenza is vaccination with both vaccines”.
And again, the WHO left a list of Tips to keep both the flu and coronavirus away: “Continue prevention measuressuch as keeping at least one meter distance from others, wearing a well-fitting mask when it is not possible to keep a distance, avoid places and crowded and poorly ventilated environments, open windows and doors to keep rooms well ventilated and wash your hands frequently ”.
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