What is Mucormycosis or Black Fungus Here’s list of some do’s and don’ts released by Health Ministry
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Friday, shared details of Mucormycosis or Black Fungus, which has been detected among several COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra.
He said, Awareness and early diagnosis can help curb the spread of the fungal infection.
What is Mucormycosis
Mucormycosis is a fungal infection mainly affecting people with medical health problems that reduces their ability to fight environmental pathogens.
How can a patient contract the infection?
People having co-morbidities, variconazole therapy, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression by steroids or prolonged ICU stay can get predisposed to the fungal infection.
What are possible symptoms of Mucormycosis
Pain or redness around the eyes, fever, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, bloody vomit and altered mental status are possible symptoms of the infection.
The minister tweeted, Don’t consider all cases of blocked nose as cases of bacterial sinusitis, especially in the cases of immunosuppression and/ or COVID-19 patients on immunomodulators.
Press Information Bureau (PIB), too shared details on the same.
How to reduce the risk of #Mucormycosis?
Monitor blood glucose level
Use steroids judiciously
Do not miss warning signs and symptoms
Do not hesitate to seek aggressive investigation
Do not lose crucial time to initiate treatment pic.twitter.com/V2aQ5KKlX3
? PIB India (@PIB_India) May 13, 2021
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He was rushed to Central Railway Hospital in an unconscious state and was declared dead by the doctors there.
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Any aerial objects including use of parachutes have also been banned.
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