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Coronavirus third wave: Here is all we know about the double infection ‘Flurona’ (Flu and Corona) | The Times of India

Experts have a similar opinion on the severity of this infection condition. “There is now both very high influenza activity and very high Covid activity, there is the option that someone will be infected with both,” Nadav Davidovitch, director of the School of Public Health at Ben-Gurion University in Israel and also a member of the Israeli National Advisory Committee on Covid-19, told CNN. Israel has reported the first case of Flurona. The WHO also says, it is possible to catch both diseases at the same time and both influenza and COVID-19 can be fatal.

“It’s obviously not good to be infected with two viruses rather than one, but there’s no clear indication that this is a particularly bad combination,” Jonathan Grein, MD, director of Hospital Epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai, a non-profit academic health science centre at Los Angeles, California says. Treatment for mild combination symptoms would be the same as home treatment for either virus individually, he adds.

Meanwhile, the first known case of Flurona, a young pregnant woman, has recently been discharged from the hospital in good general condition, CNN reported.

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