Black Fungus claims 52 lives in Maharashtra

A very rare, dangerous fungal infection, mycorrhizal mycosis, has sparked new concern in Maharashtra. A state health department official has revealed that this black fungus has claimed 52 lives so far since the outbreak of Covid-19 last year. Mucormycosis is also known as a black fungus.

The official said there was a large-scale debate over the appearance of Mucormycosis disease in patients recovering and recovering from Covid-19. Symptoms of this black fungus include headache, fever, pain under the eyes, nasal congestion, and partial blurred vision.


Of the 52 people who died from the infection, all recovered from Covid-19. He said the fungus was infected to those people who have been recovered from Corona.

On Wednesday, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that 1,500 cases of black fungus have been reported in the state. The Black fungus needs to be treated by several departments. Concerns have been raised that this could place a heavy burden on the state’s health care infrastructure, which is already under severe stress due to Covid-19. Tope said that a tender would be called for one lakh Amphotericin-B antifungal injections for this treatment. This is not notified as diseases like malaria. So information on this disease is not available.

The Maharashtra state government has started compiling a database following reports of an increase in Covid-19 cases and black fungus cases.

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