Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli newspaper, reported that the first infection with “Florona” disease was recorded, which is a double infection with the novel coronavirus and influenza.
The newspaper said that the infection of the “double disease” was recorded in a woman who entered this week to the Rabin Medical Center to give birth.
The young woman, who is not vaccinated, is in good health and is expected to be discharged later on Friday, according to “Russia Today”.
According to the Center for Disease Control and the Israeli Ministry of Health, Israel is witnessing a wave of influenza infection, as Israeli hospitals have so far treated 1,849 patients with it last week.
What is Florona disease?
It is a double infection of the COVID-19 and influenza virus. This is the first ever case of such disease reported since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
In turn, the influenza virus can cause severe symptoms such as pneumonia, myocarditis, and sometimes even death.
According to data from the Center for Disease Control and the Israeli Ministry of Health, it warned of the spread of this infection, especially after hospitals reported treating 1,849 patients with complications of the disease during the past week.
As for the symptoms of “Florona”, the data indicates that it may cause the emergence of a full range of severe symptoms, including pneumonia and other respiratory complications and myocarditis, which poses a risk of death in the absence of medical care.
With this, the Ministry has made a recommendation that individuals from the age of six months receive the influenza vaccination that can be given with the Corona vaccine safely.