The “black fungus” appeared from India – Tens of thousands of cases

The “black fungus” appeared from India – Tens of thousands of cases

More than 45,000 cases of “black fungus”, a 50% fatal fungal infection, have been reported in India in the past two months, and more than 4,200 people have died from this rare disease, mucormycosis.

According to Deputy Health Minister Barati Pravin Poir, the disease is spreading among those who contracted coronavirus after they have recovered, as he told the country’s parliament.

In fact, this highly aggressive infection has forced surgeons to remove the eyes, nose and jaw of some patients to prevent the infection from reaching the brain.

According to the government, the state of Maharashtra (west) is the hardest hit with 9,348 cases, as broadcast by APE BPE.

India recorded just 20 cases of “black fungus” a year before the Covid-19 pandemic, with the disease mainly affecting immunocompromised people with very high blood sugar levels, AIDS or organ transplants. .

Experts attributed this dramatic rise in the incidence of this disease to the overuse of steroids in the care of patients with Covid-19.


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