With the return of COVID-19 cases in Mexico and the world the word fluoron appeared, which refers to people who have had the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 at the same time, and deltacron, which is a combination of SARS-CoV-2 delta and omicron variants.
However, American epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove is a member of the health emergency team at the World Health Organization (WHO). told not to use those terms,
The epidemiologist’s recommendation is due to the fact that both terms “indicate a combination of viruses or variants, and this is not happening.”
Maria van Kerkhove explained via her profile on Twitter: “Let’s not use the words ‘Deltakron’ or ‘Fluron’, please […] ‘Deltakron’ is a potential contamination during sequencing. (COVID-19) continues to evolve”.
In a later publication, the WHO member explained that “in recent days there have been many questions” about the coincidence between COVID-19 and influenza” and that these cases have been recorded throughout the pandemic.
Epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove isn’t the only one who has talked about DeltaCron and Fluoron. Dr Krutika Kuppalli, another member of WHO DeltaCron is considered a case of “laboratory contamination”.
Through his social network, Kuppalli expressed irony about the term DeltaCron: “Let’s not merge the names of infectious diseases and leave it in the hands of celebrity couples,” he asked.
Virologist Tom Peacock of Imperial College London also claimed that “Cypriot DeltaCron sequences “appear to be clearly corrupted”,
How Did the Term DeltaCron Originate?
Following comments from WHO members, Leondios Kostriakis, Professor of Biology at the University of Cyprus and Director of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology, defend your quest and ruled out the possibility that it was a “technical error”.
According to the professor, the DeltaCron cases identified so far “indicate an evolutionary pressure on the ancestral strain to acquire these mutations, and not the result of a recombination event.”
He said it’s not an error, since the samples were processed in more than one country.
word DeltaCron was first reported on 8 January,
According to Leondios Kostrikis, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Cyprus and Director of the Laboratory for Biotechnology and Molecular Virology, Cyprus reported a COVID-19 strain, which combines Delta and Omicron.
“Currently there are OMICRON and Delta co-infections and we found that this strain is a combination of these two,” Kostrikis said in an interview with Sigma TV.
word was coined because of the identification of omicron-type genetic signatures within the delta genome, He said.
Even Kostrikis and his team 25 cases identified This type of.
What is the history of Fluorone?
As we mentioned above, it is about the combination of two diseases and Name part of two viruses in English, “Flu” and “Coronavirus”,
Although this phenomenon does not occur most often during times of high circulation of both viruses, Two pathogens can coexist in the same body,
It is also important to clarify that fluorone This is not a new form of coronavirus, nor a mutation of this virus such as a delta or omicron variant
The first cases of fluorone were detected in the United States during the first year of the pandemic. In June 2020, researchers in China reported that they had diagnosed flu and coronavirus co-infection in a patient.
In recent days, health officials in Israel, Spain and Mexico have reported cases of people with fluorine.
As of last Sunday, January 9, authorities in Nayarit and Jalisco in Mexico reported three cases of “coincidence” (COVID-19, influenza or seasonal flu). According to reports, all three people were isolated and treated.