First case of flurona in Argentina spotted in Santa Fe

Source: MercoPress


Health officials in the Argentine province of Santa Fe Thursday confirmed the first case of flurona (inFLUenza + coRONAvirus) had been detected in the country in a 3-year-old boy hospitalized in the provincial capital.

The child, who was admitted to the intensive care unit at the Orlando Alassia Children's Hospital in Santa Fe due to epilepsy, was also diagnosed with flurona Hospital Director Osvaldo González Carrillo said.

He added it was “the first case detected” in that clinic. However, he pointed out it was “a finding” because not all patients undergo “the complete respiratory panel” of tests. The child was hospitalized with a “status epilepticus with a history,” for which he was admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU), where more rigorous medical studies were carried out.