India declares the epidemic after recording fatal cases of “black fungi” resulting from Covid-19

India decided that all countries should declare a pandemic after watching a An increase in rare, fatal infections Caused by a fungal arrangement that is separated as “black fungi”, and mainly affects patients recovering from or recovering from them Covid-19.

The statement was issued on Thursday (20) by Love Agarwal, Joint Secretary of India’s Ministry of Health, who has provided an order to 28 states in the country to treat cases with the same sensitivity as the pandemic.


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The number of cases recorded across the country, which is also experiencing a flurry, has not been specified New cases of coronavirus, Resulting in tens of thousands of deaths.

Last week, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Top reported about 1,500 cases of fungus infections in hospitals in the region. In one of the capital’s hospitals, 24 cases were recorded in two months – in contrast, only six records were recorded throughout 2020.

Amphotericin B, an intravenous injection used to fight fungi, has faced severe shortages of stock due to the increase in cases, although it is manufactured on a large scale by several Indian pharmaceutical companies.

Mucous membrane fungus: what?

Caused by fungi of the order Mucorales, Mucosal fungus is a rare infection Which has a high mortality rate – about 50% – and affects a patient’s eye area, nose, lungs, skin, and even the brain, in addition to the potential risk of general infection.

It is interesting to note that this arrangement of fungi is ubiquitous in all regions of the world. This group causes mold itself in food, and is inhaled daily. On the other hand, people with Weak immune system Or weakened by some factors – in the current case, Covid-19 – it can develop into serious complications due to the pathogen.

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Doctors involved in the cases stated that they had to remove the eyes and jawbones of infected patients to prevent them from reaching the brain. “Removing her eye to save her life: This is how this disease works,” recalls Dr. Akshay Nair, the ophthalmologist who saw a patient with a fungus.


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It is still not justified to say that this infection is related, in some way, to Indian breeds Coronavirus. For the time being, the country’s Ministry of Health will monitor what is happening in each state to analyze and select the best treatment integration.

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