Be aware of this co-infection from Covid-19 as well as influenza
In what could be an exciting new development, the virus ‘Florona or flu and Corona was detected in a case that was reported in Israel. According to reports, it’s said to be a major deterioration of immunity since both flu virus and SARS-Cov-2 infiltrate the body simultaneously.
The reports state that the first instance was that of a pregnant woman who was admitted into the hospital to have her baby. As per the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the woman was not protected against both viruses.
This is in line with the increase in the cases that are Omicron as well as Delta variants. It isn’t an original variant. It’s the appearance of coronavirus and flu in the same period that is under investigation. According to Israeli medical experts, outbreaks of flu has experienced an increase in the past few weeks.
What exactly is Florona?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the WHO, it’s “possible to get both illnesses simultaneously”. “The most effective method to avoid hospitalization and severe flu and Covid-19 will be vaccine using each of the vaccines” The WHO website’s statement states.
According to mayoclinic.org, the viruses that cause Covid-19, as well as the flu, can be spread through similar methods. They both can be transmitted between people close in contact (within six feet and two meters). The virus can spread through aerosols or droplets of respiratory fluids released by talking, sneezing, or coughing. Droplets of aerosols can fall into the nose or mouth of someone else nearby or breathe in. The virus can also be spread by touching the surface that has any of them and then rubbing the mouth or nose, or eyes.
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Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, founder-director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals says that the possibilities for “severity” are higher since it is more likely to spread.
“Both the viruses could cause destruction in the body, which can cause other ailments too. This is why this is a major issue,” Dr. Bajaj told indianexpress.com.
An increase in Covid-19 and the flu can cause grave complications, as per mayoclinic.org. This could include respiratory tract infections, acute respiratory distress syndrome heart attacks, organ failure, and brain or heart inflammation, strokes, as well as death.
While symptoms may appear between three and four days in the case of flu, it takes between two or more days to show symptoms of coronavirus to manifest. The symptoms for both are cold and cough the latter is characterized by fever nasal congestion according to Dr. P Venkat, Internal Medicine, Paras Hospitals, Gurugram The only distinction can be observed when the specimen is taken for testing.
“A PCR test is done for influenza, where we examine the presence of RNA (or Ribonucleic acid, which is vital for all forms of living) that is present in this virus. For both viruses, various PCR tests are performed. The virus genotypes differ. It is only possible to distinguish them through laboratory testing,” commented Dr. Venkat.
According to WHO according to WHO, the most effective method of protecting yourself from both influenza and severe Covid-19 is to be immunized against both the flu as well as Covid vaccines.