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Flurona: Combined Seasonal Flu And COVID-19

Jan 06, 2022

The first case of a mix of the two diseases COVID-19 and influenza, dubbed the “Flurona” has recently been recorded in one of the countries in the Middle East. 

flurona: combined seasonal flu and covid-19Photo via Hindustan Times

Local reports said the patient was a young pregnant woman who was in hospital but had mild symptoms. It’s health ministry is studying this unprecedented case with the idea of being able to confirm that the combination of these two viruses does not cause a more serious infection. 

“She was diagnosed with the flu and coronavirus as soon as she arrived. Both tests came back positive, even after we checked again. 

“The disease is the same disease, they’re viral and cause difficulty breathing since both attack the upper respiratory tract,” he told Euro News. 

It was also reported that the patient was not vaccinated against COVID-19 or the influenza. The woman was released on Thursday (December 30th) from hospital, and was in good condition. 

But, what do we know so far about the Flurona?

flurona: combined seasonal flu and covid-19Photo via Hindustan Times

Well, for now we know very little about the Flurona, but doctors are currently studying the case to see if the combination of the two viruses causes more severe illness. 

Just last week, a 31-year-old pregnant woman died from complications of influenza when she was nine months pregnant. Her son, delivered via Cesarean section, survived. Ohh, our hearts!

We hope there’s nothing serious and that doctors find meds for it soon!

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat

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