New Variant of Covid-19 discovered in Israel and France
The world’s first case of ‘flurona’, a rare mixture of influenza and coronavirus, has been detected in an unvaccinated pregnant woman in Israel. According to reports, the woman, who was already in hospital, became infected with both illnesses at the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva last week although her symptoms are said to be mild.
The Israeli health ministry is studying the case of ‘flurona’ to find out whether being infected with both diseases leads to a more serious illness.
In the same vein, a new highly mutated Covid strain has been discovered in France.
The new variant of Covid-19 was first discovered in a patient who returned to France from Cameroon and at least 12 cases of the new variant have been reported near Marseilles, and has been linked people that to travelled to Cameroon although researchers say it’s too early to assess the variant’s features.
The strain is related to the B.1.640 lineage, which was classified as a variant under monitoring (VUM) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November and has 46 different mutations.
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