Friday, February 23

First simultaneous flu and COVID-19 infection detected | Digital Trends Spanish

Although we are leaving the second year of the coronavirus pandemic behind, the scientific community has explained on several occasions that little is still known about this health threat.

This happens mainly because the characteristics of the disease change frequently, which is conditioned by the appearance of new variants of SARS-CoV-2.

Israel, for example, has just detected the first case of flurone, a simultaneous infection of flu and coronavirus, according to the portal Ynet.

The victim would be a 30-year-old woman who has not been vaccinated and who recently had a baby in the Beilinson hospital in the city of Petah Tikva.

“He was diagnosed with the flu and coronavirus as soon as he arrived. Both tests came back positive, even after we repeated the test, ”said Arnon Viznitzer, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the medical center.

“The disease is basically the same: it is something viral that causes respiratory problems in the upper respiratory tract,” adds the professional.

The hospital also indicates that the woman is in good condition and has already been discharged.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Israeli Ministry of Health are investigating this case, since they consider that there may be more patients with both diseases that have not yet been diagnosed.

“We are seeing more and more flu-like illnesses among the maternity population, along with coronavirus cases that occur primarily in women who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza,” adds Viznitzer.

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