India has reported 9,000 cases of deadly "black fungus" in a growing epidemic of the disease. The normally rare infection, called mucormycosis, has a mortality rate of 50%, with some only saved by removing an eye.
Meanwhile, the state's Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan said the state has recorded about 700 cases of black fungus infections in the last week, as he directed experts to find its sources, with doubts being expressed about oxygen supply, quality of piping and cylinders used for it.
Director of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr Randeep Guleria on Sunday said that the medical treatment for Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) is more prolonged as compared to COVID-19 pandemic. Guleria was speaking at India TV's #JeetegaIndiaHaaregaCorona conclave.
Symptoms of black fungus have also been seen in COVID 19 patients. Know more about the fungal infection from the doctors.
'Black Fungus' has been seen as a post-coronavirus complication seen in COVID survivors and has been on the rise in Gujarat.
On Sunday, in the 'Jeetga India, Harega Corona' conclave, doctors discussed Mucormycosis, and how is it attacking the eyes of COVID 19 patients.
There is no need to do any kind of negligence even after recovering from Corona. It is very important to keep an eye on any kind of discomfort and minor symptoms in the body.
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Mucormycisis is a fungal infection triggered by COVID-19. Black fungus or mucormycosis has been a cause of disease and death of patients in transplants, ICUs and immunodeficient patients since long.