Paraguay confirmed on Wednesday the first two cases of «Flurona», the double infection of gripe Y coronavirus, confirm the Director of Health Surveillance, Sandra Irala. “The finding of coinfection is in two people, but most likely there are more,” said the official.
Irala explained that it is not uncommon for this situation to occur with two respiratory viruses and that with the expansion of the coronavirus it is logical for it to occur. In that sense, he said that “it is likely that there are more cases” that were not detected because the patients were only tested for coronavirus, Telam reported.
The doctor highlighted the importance of vaccination for both diseases, to avoid serious cases. Regarding the confirmed cases, he specified that “both people are going through a mild picture of the disease and outpatient treatment.”
Flu “fluron” was detected for the first time in Israel weeks ago in a pregnant woman, who did not have vaccines for either the coronavirus or the flu. Then they registered new cases in Spain, Croatia Y Haiti. The name “flurona” comes from the English word “flu” which means flu.
Currently, Paraguay, like most of the countries in the region, registers an explosion of coronavirus infections marked by the presence of the omicron variant. According to him Ministry of HealthIn total, the country has accumulated 486,523 infections since March 2020, and 16,697 deaths.