Black Fungus or Mucormycosis has been declared as an epidemic in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Currently, the state has around 100 black fungus patients and a separate ward has been made at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital in Jaipur for their treatment. Heath experts say the Black Fungus is caused by the use of steroids during Covid-19 infection.
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Mucormycosis (black fungus), which is primarily affecting people recovering from COVID, has been declared an epidemic in Rajasthan, officials said on Wednesday.
Currently, the state has around 100 black fungus patients and a separate ward has been made at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital in Jaipur for their treatment.
Mucormycosis has been notified as an epidemic and a notifiable disease in the state under the Rajasthan Epidemic Act 2020, according to a notification issued by state’s Principal Health Secretary Akhil Arora.
He said the step was taken to ensure integrated and coordinated treatment of black fungus and the coronavirus.
According to experts, people with diabetes are more prone to getting the black fungus infection.
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As reported by GreatGameIndia earlier, COVID-19 recovered patients are suffering from post viral symptoms of Mucormycosis (MM) also known as Black Fungus which is making them blind. Heath experts say the Black Fungus is caused by the use of steroids during Covid-19 infection.
The increasing and excessive use of plasma and Remdesivir for treatment is helping the Covid virus to mutate.
If India does not follow evidence-based treatment, it can soon become the breeding ground for many variants of Coronavirus, Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, ex-ICMR scientist said during Covid briefings.