What is Florona Disease? Its symptoms, precautions and preventions

Amid fears that Omicron would take over which is the Delta alternative to COVID-19. Israel, on December 31, 2021, announced the first case of Florona's disease, which is a double infection of COVID-19 and the flu. COVID-19 and influenza are both different respiratory infections and have similar symptoms.

The disease was first identified in a woman who gave birth this week in Israel and was not vaccinated against COVID-19, according to media reports.

What is Florona?

Florona is a combination of the flu and Coronavirus as well as the double infection of COVID-19. It is not a newly acquired disease and is caused by a variety of viruses. There is some difference in determining who is most at risk of serious illness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Is it another type of COVID-19?

No, Florona is not another version or version of the COVID-19 novel. When the flu virus and Coronavirus are present in the body at the same time, it is considered Florona infection.

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What are the possible symptoms of Florida?

Both the flu and COVID-19 are infections, which attack your respiratory system and both have the same or almost the same symptoms. According to the WHO, symptoms of both the flu and COVID-19 may vary from person to person, however, other common symptoms have been observed among people around the world -

  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Cold and cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Chronic chest pain

How does it spread?

Both COVID-19 and the flu are spread when infected aerosol particles are released by an infected person while coughing, talking or sneezing and a healthy person inhales the infected air. It usually takes 2 to 10 days for symptoms to appear after infection and the risk of transmitting the virus to others is higher in the early days, according to a Times of India report.

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How can we treat this disease?

According to the Moneycontrol report, treatment options used by COVID-19 in medical facilities include oxygen, corticosteroids, and IL6 receptor blockers in critically ill patients.

Treatment of people with severe respiratory disease includes improved respiratory support such as the use of ventilators. Several other therapies for COVID-19 are currently under investigation.

Should we worry about a new disease?

We all know that COVID-19 has a long-term negative effect on our bodies, and if our bodies catch the coronavirus and the flu at the same time, it can be very difficult for our bodies to fight off both viruses.

How can we take precautions against this new disease?

According to the World Health Organization, we should continue to take precautionary measures, such as keeping one meter away from others, wearing a well-fitted mask when keeping your distance out of the way, avoiding crowded and ventilated areas, opening windows and doors to keep airtight rooms and clean your hands regularly.