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Israel detects first case of ‘Florona’ disease, a double infection of COVID19 and influenza

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Israel recorded the first infection with the so-called “Florona” disease, which is a double infection with the Corona and influenza viruses, according to what the Israeli newspaper “Yediot Ahronot” revealed.

The newspaper reported that a case of double infection was recorded in a woman who entered the Rabin Medical Center this week to give birth.

The Ministry of Health is still studying the case, and has not yet determined whether the combination of the two viruses causes more serious illness. Health officials estimate that other patients may have had “Florona” but had not been diagnosed.

Meanwhile, Israel has approved a fourth vaccine dose for people most vulnerable to COVID-19, becoming the first country to do so as it braces for a wave of infections fueled by the omicron variant.

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