Israel detects case of ‘flurona’ in unvaccinated pregnant woman


Flu cases were at historic lows during last year’s season as schools shut down and workplaces went remote, but with a resurgence of influenza, concerns about a “twindemic” caused by “flurona” are high. 

Israel recently confirmed what is believed to be the first documented case of an individual infected with both the flu and COVID-19

An unvaccinated pregnant woman tested positive for both illnesses last week at the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, the Times of Israel reports. 

A child is tested for the coronavirus by a health care worker at a COVID-19 testing center in Ramat Gan, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

“The disease is the same disease. They’re viral and cause difficulty breathing since both attack the upper respiratory tract,” Arnon Vizhnitser, the director of the hospital’s gynecology department, told the newspaper. 


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