From Delmicron to flurona: Israel reports first double infection of Covid and flu

The first 'flurona' virus was found in a woman who recently gave birth in a hospital in Petah Tikva city, in central Israel

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An Israeli man receives the fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. — AP
An Israeli man receives the fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. — AP

Published: Fri 31 Dec 2021, 10:57 PM

Last updated: Fri 31 Dec 2021, 11:07 PM

At a time when the world is grappling with Delta and Omicron variants, and the combination of both called ‘Delmicron’ variant of coronavirus, Israel has reported its first case of 'flurona' a simultaneous coronavirus and flu infection.

The first 'flurona' virus was found in a woman who recently gave birth in a hospital in Petah Tikva city, in central Israel, Ynet news portal reported on Thursday.

According to reports, the young woman was unvaccinated and results from the hospital detected the co-presence of both the flu and the Covid-19 pathogens.

The woman has presented with relatively mild symptoms of the disease and will be discharged soon.


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