No cases of ‘Flurona’ recorded in Thailand yet
No cases of so-called “Flurona” have been detected in Thailand yet, Department of Medical Sciences chief Suphakit Sirilak said on Friday.
Flurona is the term used to describe a simultaneous infection with the Covid-19 and influenza viruses.
Flurona symptoms are similar to Covid-19 symptoms but the number of cases globally remains low. Cases of the dual-infection have been found in Israel, Brazil, Hungary and the Philippines.
Suphakit advised people to take the same precautions against both diseases: wear masks, wash hands, and keep their distance from others.
The National Health Security Office has prepared 6 million doses of flu vaccine to protect vulnerable people, while the Covid-19 vaccination programme covers the entire population
Suphakit said flu vaccine should be administered one to two weeks after a Covid-19 jab to separate any side-effects.