What Is Florona?
First case of ‘florona’ detected in Israel: Know about this double infection of Covid-19 and influenza
In what is coming as a new development, ‘Florona’ or flu + Corona has been detected in a case in Israel.
The reports say that the first case was of a pregnant woman who was admitted to a hospital for delivery.
According to the Israeli newspaper
, the young woman was not vaccinated for both
This comes amid the rise in cases of Omicron and Delta variants. But it is not a new variant. It is the occurrence of flu and coronavirus at the same time which has been under study.
While symptoms can appear anywhere between three to four days for flu, it takes two to 14 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.
While symptoms for both include cough and cold, fever and runny nose
For both the viruses, different PCR tests are done. The genotypes of both viruses are different. It can be differentiated only by lab tests
As per WHO, the most effective way to protect oneself from both influenza and severe Covid-19 is to get vaccinated with both influenza and Covid vaccines.
You are advised to take all the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe from florona.