Alert: Black Fungus or Mucormycosis in Covid Recovered Patients

GG News Bureau

Surat, 8th May. Now there is an increased risk of black fungus in the country along with the coronavirus. There have been many cases reported in Gujarat where black fungus has also been seen in patients recovering from corona. These cases have increased considerably as the corona cases in Gujarat have increased rapidly.

Eight patients have lost their eye light from mucormycosis (black fungus) in Surat, Gujarat. There have been 40 cases of mucormycosis in Surat in the last 15 days, out of which eight patients have lost eye sight. This infection is spreading due to corona and can be treated. But if the treatment is delayed or the treatment is not received, it can also result in the death of the patient.

In addition to Surat, a 29-year-old man was also diagnosed with Mucormycosis in Mumbai. After recovering from Corona, Suhas began to have symptoms of black fungus and recently underwent surgery. To prevent this infection to not reach the brain, doctors removed Suhas’s upper jaw.

At present, 18 patients of Mucormycosis are admitted to the Global Hospital in Mumbai for treatment. Many cases of black fungus have been reported in Maharashtra, out of which many people had to remove the upper jaw and eyeball was destroyed of one.

More than 25 patients are undergoing treatment at the KEM Hospital in Parel. The infection starts from the nose, passes through the jaw to the brain. Once this infection reaches the brain, the patient’s chances of survival are very less.

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