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Israel detected the first case of Florona & approves 4th vaccine dose

Israel detected the first case of Florona & approves 4th vaccine dose

Israel detected the first case of Florona & approves 4th vaccine dose

Israel detected the first case of what is being considered as a combined infection of COVID-19 and influenza Florona on 30th December, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Israel has seen a sharp rise in flu cases in the past few weeks, and doctors are therefore focusing their studies on Florona, Meanwhile Isreal, approves 4th vaccine dose for people most vulnerable to COVID-19 , an official said on Thursday, becoming one of the first countries to do so as it braces for a wave of infections fueled by the omicron variant.

Influenza Florona comes at a time when the world is battling a new surge of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic driven by the new variant Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa in November 2021.

What is Influenza Florona?

Florona infection may indicate a major breakdown of the immunity system as two viruses are entering the human body at the same time.

Is Florona a new strain?

Florona, however, is not a new variant, to dispel misgivings, as it is believed to be the occurrence of flu and corona at the same time. Israeli doctors said Florona is being studied as Isreal has seen a surge in influenza cases in the last few weeks.

Read: What are the symptoms of Omicron?

Around two-thirds of Israel’s population of nearly 9.5 million have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and some 4.2 million Israelis have received all three doses, according to the latest Health Ministry figures.

“Israel will lead the way in administering a fourth vaccine dose to the Israeli people,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement. “Israel’s strategy for overcoming omicron is clear: The greater the wave, the greater the protection we will need to overcome it.”

Israel currently has more than 22,000 active patients, including more than 90 who are seriously ill. At least 8,243 people have died from COVID-19 in Israel since the start of the pandemic.