Flurona cases detected in Peru; a patient dies
Peruvian health authorities have reported the detection of three infections and also one death from flurona, the new coat rack disease resulting from the overlap of COVID-19 with influenza.
The three cases were a child, an adult and an elderly man with comorbidities, according to the director of public health surveillance CÃ©sar Munayco, who also explained that the three detections took place in the Amazon, in the city of Bagua.
âThree cases were detected in the Amazon, in Bagua, ?? said Munayco. ?? Of the three infected people, two had outpatient care and did not pose any problem, ?? he added.
The child and a fully vaccinated 40-year-old adult did not suffer from this co-infection. But the unvaccinated 87-year-old did not survive. He was an 87-year-old man with comorbidities who was not vaccinated (against COVID and influenza); this person is deceased ?? Munayco pointed out.
“It is important to take this into account because we currently have a major epidemic of H3N2 influenza in the jungle of the country like Loreto, San MartÃn, Amazonas, Ucayali”, he further explained.
Munayco also said patients with flurona had a cough, sore throat, and general malaise. âIt is important to get vaccinated, vaccines reduce the risk of dying. We recommend that the population be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu, âhe added.
Technically, flurona is not a new disease made up of two, but two diseases that occur simultaneously.
Following the confirmation of the third wave of COVID-19 in Peru, the government established new restrictions to mitigate the increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.