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Scientists closely watching world's first 'flurona' infection

Scientists closely watching world's first 'flurona' infection

Scientists are closely examining the world's first confirmed cases of 'flurona'.

The illness isn't a new virus, it's simply a term coined by experts to describe patients who have been co-infected with both Covid-19 and the seasonal flu.

So far we have just one confirmed case, a pregnant woman living in Israel, and reported cases in Spain and Brazil.

So, should you be worried?

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Information around the co-infection is very limited, however, doctors at the Israeli hospital where the pregnant woman was treated stated that her condition was relatively mild.

Experts say that both infections are viral and attack the upper respiratory tract, meaning there's a possibility that symptoms such as shortness of breath and coughing could be amplified.

Despite having just one confirmed and a handful of reported cases, scientists believe that it's highly likely that far more people have been co-infected without knowing - especially given how similar the symptoms are.

Photo byΒ Karolina GrabowskaΒ fromΒ Pexels

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