PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Some hospitals in the U.S. are seeing kids coming in and testing positive for both the flu and COVID-19.
It’s being called “flurona” and it’s concerning doctors.READ MORE: UPMC Study: COVID-19 Linked With Headaches, Altered Mental Status In Hospitalized Kids
According to the World Health Organization, symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, muscle aches and fatigue.
Israel confirmed its first case of the so-called flurona last Thursday. It was identified in an unvaccinated pregnant woman. She was later released and is now in good condition.READ MORE: Farmers Protecting Livestock From Bitter Cold
In Florida, doctors are seeing kids testing positive for both. Some children who are showing the more significant symptoms are younger than five.
With the Omicron variant spreading like it is, doctors are worried about the possible strain the flu and coronavirus could put on health care systems — especially during the winter months.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed When Car Crashes Into Washington County Home
Doctors say vaccines are your best defense against this flurona.