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COVID India LIVE Updates: What are the major factors for black fungus?

A lot of surveys regarding the post COVID effect have been going rounds. One amongst those is the study on mucormycosis (black fungus) which is slowly and steadily spreading its wings. Doctors recently said that uncontrolled diabetes and improper use of steroids were the major factors for its emergence. Here are all the health updates you need to know.

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New Delhi Published on: June 06, 2021 9:58 IST
COVID India LIVE Updates: What are the major factors for black fungus?
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COVID India LIVE Updates: What are the major factors for black fungus?

The coronavirus pandemic started last year and has to date taken a lot of lives. Scientists from all over the world are busy making vaccines to beat this virus. Actors are repeatedly appealing to wear masks and wash hands at all times. Along with this, continuous efforts are being made by the government to make the public aware. Along with this, it is being advised to follow the guidelines to save ourselves and our family from the risk of infection. A lot of surveys regarding the post-COVID effects have been going rounds. One amongst those is the study on mucormycosis (black fungus) which is slowly and steadily spreading its wings. Doctors recently said that uncontrolled diabetes and improper use of steroids were the major factors for its emergence. Here are all the health updates you need to know.

 

 

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  • 10:48 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Does green tea helps in tackling COVID?

    A team of researchers is investigating how green tea could give rise to a drug capable of tackling Covid-19. The initial findings suggested that one of the compounds in green tea could combat the coronavirus behind Covid-19, said lead author Suresh Mohankumar, who researched during his time at JSS College of Pharmacy in Ooty before taking up his current role at Swansea University Medical School. "Nature's oldest pharmacy has always been a treasure of potential novel drugs and we questioned if any of these compounds could assist us in battling the Covid-19 pandemic?" said Mohankumar.

    "We screened and sorted a library of natural compounds already know to be active against other coronaviruses using an artificial intelligence-aided computer programme," he added. Mohankumar emphasised that the research was still in its early days and a long way from any kind of clinical application, in the study published in the journal RSC Advances. "The compound that our model predicts to be most active is gallocatechin, which is present in green tea and could be readily available, accessible, and affordable," the researcher said.

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  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    In the first evidence-based multi-centre study on mucormycosis (black fungus) in India, doctors at the PGIMER that uncontrolled diabetes and improper use of steroid were the major factors for its emergence. However, they said the study could not look into the role of the Covid-19 virus in causing immunity disturbance leading to mucormycosis.

    The emergence of mucormycosis is not new during the second wave. Even during the first wave last year, doctors of leading institutes of the country noted the rise of the number of mucormycosis cases. They were curious to know the reason of the emergence of mucormycosis.

     

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