Local news service Ynetnews reported the discovery of the first case of “Floron” in Israel. A double infection – simultaneous infection with the coronavirus and influenza virus – has been identified in a woman giving birth at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva in the Central Region.
Israel. woman infected with corona virus and influenza virus
According to hospital officials, the young mother who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or the influenza virus is doing fine. The infection is mild.
The Israeli Ministry of Health is investigating the case. The health service assumes that there must have been cases of double infection before, but it has not been detected.
There are more and more pregnant women infected with influenza virus. It’s definitely quite a challenge when a woman with a fever starts giving birth and it’s impossible to tell if it’s the coronavirus or the flu, so they’re treated the same way. Professor commented. Arnon Weniser, MD, chief of gynecology at Rabin Medical Center. The doctor added that the patient with the double infection did not suffer from severe symptoms of the disease.
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More and more cases of influenza in Israel
Hospitals in Israel have reported 1,849 patients hospitalized with flu complications in recent weeks. Among them, 605 children and 124 pregnant women. The Israeli Ministry of Health recommends vaccination against influenza.
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