January 21, 2022

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A pregnant woman in Israel was infected with COVID-19 and influenza at the same time



 

The first in the world! A pregnant woman in Israel was infected with COVID-19 and influenza at the same time, and the Ministry of Health urgently launched an assessment.

 

According to today’s Russian television (RT) report on the 2nd, Israel reported its first case of co-infection with the COVID-19 virus and influenza. The patient was a young pregnant woman who had not been vaccinated.

 

A pregnant woman in Israel was infected with COVID-19 and influenza at the same time

Sources of Israeli hospitals under the epidemic: People’s Vision

 

Earlier this week, a hospital in Petah Tikva diagnosed this mixed infection when the woman was about to give birth.

 

The Israeli “New News” reported the first case of this dual infection. The newspaper quoted Arnon Vizhnitser, director of the hospital’s gynecology department, as saying: “As soon as she arrived in the hospital, she was diagnosed with influenza virus and COVID-19 virus at the same time. Both tests were positive. The same is true after testing again.”

 

He added that the patient’s symptoms are mild, and the flu and the new coronavirus have similar symptoms because they both attack the upper respiratory tract. The woman was discharged from hospital last Thursday.

 

“We are seeing more and more pregnant women contracting the flu. This is definitely a huge challenge. When we face a woman who has a fever during childbirth, you don’t know if this is the COVID-19 or the flu.” Wizni Tesel Say.

 

According to reports, the Israeli Ministry of Health is evaluating this case to find out whether the combination of the two viruses will cause more serious illness.

 

At the same time, the Israeli Centers for Disease Control recently reported a sharp increase in influenza cases, prompting the Ministry of Health to warn that the influenza virus “may cause serious illnesses such as pneumonia, various respiratory infections, myocarditis, and even death.” The department called for “all 6 “Israelis who are a month old and older are vaccinated against influenza,” adding that the influenza vaccine can be vaccinated together with the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

A pregnant woman in Israel was infected with COVID-19 and influenza at the same time

Sources of Israeli hospitals under the epidemic: People’s Vision

 

 

Scientists around the world are assessing the potential risks of various combinations of viruses and variants of the new coronavirus. Moderna’s chief medical officer, Paul Burton, warned last month that the combination of Delta and Omicron could create a new and more dangerous strain.

 

 

 

 

A pregnant woman in Israel was infected with COVID-19 and influenza at the same time

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