Gryporona - simultaneous infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus and influenza.  First case confirmed - Puls Medycyny

The first case of influenza, ie simultaneous infection with influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2, was confirmed in a woman from Israel. She has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or the flu.

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The information was provided by Rzeczpospolita, referring to the information of the Israeli Ministry of Health that the first case of influenza was confirmed at the Petah Tikva Medical Center, that is, simultaneous infection with SARS-CoV-2 and influenza.

Double infection occurs in a woman who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or influenza. I recently became a mother. Israeli experts speculate that there may be more of these cases, simply not yet diagnosed. According to the information provided, the woman’s condition is good and no more serious symptoms were observed.

– These diseases are similar: they are viral diseases that affect the upper respiratory tract and cause breathing problems – Prof. Arnon Wegenitzer, chief of the department of gynecology where the patient is currently residing.

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