The Indian government has ordered healthcare workers to be on the lookout for mucormycosis, or black fungus, that can slotxo
affect COVID-19 patients. After it was reported that many infected people with the condition were also present. Which can be fatal As reported by Reuters
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that doctors and nurses caring for COVID patients. Including people with diabetes and various immunodeficiency diseases should check for early symptoms of this black fungus such as sinusitis, nasal congestion, or sinus on one side of the face. One-sided headaches Swelling or numbness Tooth pain or loss of teeth
Black fungal disease May cause the nose to turn black Blurred or double vision, chest pain, trouble breathing, or coughing up blood Which are linked to diabetes as well Diabetes symptoms may be worsened by the use of dexamethasone steroids to treat COVID.
Professor David Denning of the University of Manchester, England, an expert at the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI), said black fungus has been reported to COVID cases in countries such as England, France, Austria, Brazil, Mexico and the United States. But in India it is common to many patients. One of the reasons is because there are many people with diabetes in India.
Indian authorities have yet to release information on the number of people who suffer from the black fungus. But media reported the symptoms were found in Maharashtra, Gujarat and in Mumbai. People with this disease may die or lose their vision.
The black fungus report is further exacerbating the COVID-19 epidemic. In India, it is very intense right now. Even more complicated Doctors believe the occurrence of the disease is more frequent during this period, in part because steroid medication is used in more patients with diabetes complications. As well as the congestion in hospitals, the medical devices used on COVID patients are infected with other pathogens.
As of Monday, India saw an additional 366,161 new coronavirus cases, down from more than 400,000 at the weekend. The death toll dropped from more than 4,000 to 3,754 on Monday as well. India now has more than 22.6 million people with the infection, according to Johns Hopkins University.
At the same time, there have been reports of the mutant coronavirus outbreak in India. In many countries around the world Including in Bangladesh, France, UK, Thailand and the US