It sounds more like science fiction the more you hear it: The first case of Flurona, a new and rare double infection of coronavirus and influenza, was discovered in an unvaccinated pregnant Israeli young woman, according to doctors at Beilinson Hospital in the city from Petach Tikva out of the country.
Israel is currently seeing a surge in Omicron, with over 9,000 cases registered yesterday, and while there are no confirmed cases in the UK and the patient is experiencing mild symptoms, her two positive results have raised concerns about the possibility of a new double infection. How common is it? Could the falls in the UK? Could two infections cause a more serious illness?
From symptoms to look out for to how likely they are to spread, this is what we knew about Flurona so far.