Israel has registered the first case of a rare combination of two diseases, the flu and the corona virus, known as “fluorona”.
Local sources said the patient was a young pregnant woman and was in the hospital despite her mild symptoms.
Arnon Wijnitzer, director of the gynecology department at Baylinson Hospital in Beta Dikwa, said: “She was diagnosed with the flu and corona virus when she arrived.
“Both tests came back positive after we checked in again,” he told a local newspaper Hamodia.
“The disease is the same disease: they are viral and cause difficulty in breathing because both attack the upper respiratory tract,” Professor Wignitzer added.
The Israeli Ministry of Health said the case was being investigated to determine if a combination of the two infections could cause more serious illness.
The woman is expected to be discharged from Thursday.
Although he was the first documented case in which both diseases were diagnosed simultaneously, doctors believe there are more cases in the country.
“We see more and more pregnant women suffering from the flu. Dealing with a woman who has a fever during childbirth is definitely a big challenge, ”said Professor Wignitzer.
“It’s especially when you do not know if it’s a corona virus or the flu that you refer to them. Most diseases are respiratory.
Israel began to administer The fourth vaccine For individuals with immune systems compromised on Friday to prevent the spread of the Omigran variant, The Times of Israel Reported.
In April the country repealed outdoor mask orders, which were only mandatory for large gatherings, and cases are gradually increasing.
As of Friday, 5,000 cases had been registered, according to the Ministry of Health. There have been 1,376,256 infections and 8,243 corona virus-related deaths reported in Israel since the outbreak.
On Thursday, the head of the army’s corona virus task force warned that the health system would “collapse” as Omigran spreads. Harretz.