The Generalitat of Catalonia has confirmed this Monday that it has detected cases of ‘flurone’, the simultaneous infection of a patient with influenza and coronavirus viruses. The director of the Catalan Health Service, Gemma Craywinckel, has admitted these first cases and has ensured that they are “very mild” infections.
«Son sporadic cases. They are not the norm and so far they are mild infections, ”Craywinckel stressed during a press conference on the new protocols for detecting positives in Catalonia. She herself has tried to assuage doubts and has recalled that in other common diseases more than one virus can occur at the same time.
Shortly before, the section chief of the Infectious Diseases Service of the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Robert Güerri, has referred to this.
In an interview in Catalunya Ràdio, he has taken for granted that these cases will come and that in principle they do not have to be worrying in themselves. «They are two viruses that circulate a lot and that can coexist. We will have to see the real impact»Of these cases in health care, he assured.
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The first country to report the simultaneity of Covid and influenza at the same time was Israel in a 30-year-old pregnant woman who presented mild symptoms despite not being vaccinated against any of the viruses.
According to Arnon Vizhnitser, director of the department of gynecology at Beilinson Hospital, “the disease is the same, they are viral and cause shortness of breath, since both attack the upper respiratory tract.