The Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, reported that the first infection with the so-called “Florona” disease was recorded, which is a double infection with the Corona virus and influenza.
The newspaper pointed out that the infection of the “double disease” was recorded in a woman who entered this week to the Rabin Medical Center to give birth. According to doctors, the unvaccinated young woman is in good health and is expected to be discharged later on Friday, especially since the young woman’s infection is relatively mild.
Professor Arnon Wegnitzer, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, said that the woman was not showing severe symptoms of the disease, and she underwent, as soon as she arrived, the Corona and influenza tests, and the result was positive for both.
The Ministry of Health is still studying the case, and has not yet determined whether the combination of the two viruses causes more serious illness. Health officials estimate that other patients may have had “Florona” but had not been diagnosed.
Israel is witnessing a wave of influenza infection, as Israeli hospitals have so far treated 1,849 patients with it last week. The recorded “Florona” case comes at a time when the health authorities revealed the registration of four thousand new cases of corona, yesterday, Wednesday, at a record level not seen since September.
Source: “Yediot Aharonot”