What Is Florona, Flu Plus Corona, First Detected In Israel


Florona infection may indicate a significant breakdown of the immunity system as two viruses simultaneously enter the human body.

Israel has reportedly recorded the first case of Florona, which is believed to be a double infection of Covid-19 and influenza.

According to reports, this week's first case was recorded in a pregnant woman admitted to the Rabin Medical Centre to give birth.

However, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that the young woman was not vaccinated.

The news of Florona comes when the world is battling a new surge.

SARS-CoV-2 pandemic driven by the new variant Omicron.

which was first detected in South Africa in November 2021.

The fast-transmissible variant has already spread to most countries and has overtaken the previous variant Delta in the US and UK.

Florona is not a new variant to dispel misgivings, as it is believed to be the occurrence of flu and corona at the same time.

Israeli doctors said Florona is being studied as Isreal has seen a surge in influenza cases in the last few weeks.

Dr. Nahla Abdel Wahab, a doctor at Cairo University Hospital, said:

Florona might indicate a significant breakdown of the immunity system as two viruses enter the human body simultaneously.

Israel has already begun administering fourth vaccine shots against Covid-19 on Friday to individuals with a compromised immune system.

Experts have also flagged Delmicron, a combination of Delta and Omicron variants, which might have caused the surge in the US and Europe.

Delmicron is not a new variant, but Delta and Omicron's attack strains together.

Commenting on Delmicron, Moderna's chief medical officer Dr. Paul Burton has said:

It was possible that both the strains could swap genes and trigger a more dangerous variant.

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