Suara.com – Israel found cases of combined infection with Covid-19 and influenza. This dual infection is called florona, which stands for flu and corona.
Florona was first covered by the Israeli newspaper, Yediot Ahronot.
The newspaper reported that the double infection case was found in a woman who was treated by Rabin Medical Center when she was about to give birth. When tested, he tested positive for Covid-19.
The local Health Ministry is still studying the case and has not determined whether the combination of the two viruses causes a more serious illness.
Health officials estimate that another patient may have florona, but it has not been diagnosed, according to the Free Press Journal.
Israel itself has approved a fourth dose of the vaccine for the group it considers most vulnerable to COVID-19.
The program makes Israel the first region to do so, as it braces for a wave of infections triggered by the omicron variant.
Director General of the Ministry of Health, Nachman Ash, announced the decision at a press conference last Thursday (30/12) night.
He said the decision was based on preliminary research. Officials will also consider extending the fourth dose to the wider community, if needed.
Israel currently has more than 20,000 active Covid-19 patients, including 94 of whom are seriously ill.
The total number of Covid-19 cases there since the start of the pandemic has reached 1.35 million with 8,243 people having died.
Source: Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by www.suara.com.
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