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Black Fungus In Odisha
Black Fungus In Odisha: 212 Cases, 29 Deaths So Far; Says Health Department 

As per the Health and Family Welfare Department, 109 patients who have been diagnosed with Black Fungus infection are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the State. Nearly 68 persons have recovered from Black Fungus infection in the State so far.

Delhi Hospital Treats 1st Case Of Black Fungus In Kidney, Lungs Post-COVID
Delhi Hospital Treats 1st Case Of Black Fungus In Kidney, Lungs Post-COVID

Since mucor is a fast-spreading disease and could further damage other organs, a part of his left lung and the entire right kidney was removed immediately as a life-saving procedure. The complicated surgery lasted for six hours.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Researchers Discover Rare Species Of White Fungus
AIIMS Bhubaneswar Researchers Discover Rare Species Of White Fungus

The AIIMS Bhubaneswar researchers found the rare species of fungus in a 26-year-old youth from Odisha in March, 2018.

Black Fungus
AIIMS Bhubaneswar Researchers Discover New Fungus Causing Mucormycosis

After the fear of 'Black Fungus', the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar announced the discovery of another fungus on Friday (Aug 20).

Govt Waives Import Duty On Raw Materials For Covid Test Kits, Black Fungus Drug
Govt Waives Import Duty On Raw Materials For Covid Test Kits, Black Fungus Drug

In May, the GST Council, among other exemptions, had decided to exempt the import of Covid relief items irrespective of the mode of procurement -- paid or free of cost -- from the payment of Integrated GST (IGST).

Black Fungus In Odisha
Black Fungus In Odisha: Total Cases So Far 129, Deaths 18, Says Govt

Odisha government on Monday informed that as many as 129 cases of black fungus have been reported from the State so far while a total of 18 people have succumbed to the fatal disease. As per sources, Ganjam and Khordha districts have reported 21 cases each while 8 cases of infection have been confirmed in Balasore.

Bijay Mohapatra
No Delta Plus Case Found In Odisha Since May; No Need To Panic: Health Official

Even though the new Delta plus variant of Covid-19 virus has raised fears about another wave of the pandemic due to its highly infectious nature, the Odisha Health Department on Friday advised people to shun fears as the State has not yet detected a single case of the new variant since May.

WHO
WHO Calls For Price Cut On Drug For Covid-Linked Black Fungus

Amid a sharp rise in cases of black fungus infections among Covid-19 patients in India and Nepal, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has on Thursday called on to lower the prices of the drug used to treat the condition, media reports said.

Black Fungus
More Black Fungus Cases Emerging In Odisha Due To Increased Surveillance

Odisha Public Health Director, Dr Niranjan Mishra on Thursday (June 24) said that more number of black fungus cases have emerged in the state because of the increased surveillance.

Coronavirus Pandemic
After Black Fungus, Maharashtra Gets 21 Cases Of The Dreaded Delta Plus Variants

Sounding fresh alarm bells, at least 21 cases of the dreaded Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 have been reported in Maharashtra, Health Minister Rakesh Tope has said.

Mucormycosis Treatment: Govt Allocates Additional Vials Of Amphotericin-B To States, UTs
Mucormycosis Treatment: Govt Allocates Additional Vials Of Amphotericin-B To States, UTs

Amphotericin-B is used to treat Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, which damages the nose, eyes, sinuses, and sometimes even the brain.

Black Fungus
India Reports Over 28K Mucormycosis Cases Till Date: Govt

Mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes that has been developing in Covid-19 patients.

Black fungus - Mucormycosis causes and treatment
Shades Of Grey In Black Fungus

Mucor is a fungus that is present everywhere around us and can cause mucormycosis or black fungus. Black fungus only causes disease in people with extremely poor immunity.

Mucormycosis: Health Ministry Asks States, UTs To Declare Black Fungus An Epidemic
Black Fungus: Uncontrolled Diabetes, Improper Steroid Use Major Factors For Emergence Of Infection

There was a 2.1-fold rise in mucormycosis cases during 2020 in India compared to 2019 and the research suggests that this increase is attributable to the pandemic.

SCB Hospital Covid Mismanagement
Dedicated Black Fungus Ward Opened At SCB Hospital, Cuttack

A dedicated ward for treatment of Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) infection cases was opened at the Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Medical College & Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack on Friday.

Covid Black Fungus
Rise In Black Fungus Cases Major Concern For Odisha Amid Shortage Of Amphotericin B Doses

A steady rise in the infection cases of Black Fungus also known as Mucormycosis has evolved as a major headache for the State government at a time when the daily spike in the Covid cases is still above 8 thousand. The situation is even more alarming due to the absence of sufficient stock of the most important treatment against the disease, i.e. the administration of liposomal Amphotericin-B injection.

More Than 23 Crore COVID19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States/UTs
More Than 23 Crore COVID19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States/UTs

The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through the direct state procurement category, more than 23 crore vaccine doses (23,11,68,480) to States/UTs.

BLACK FUNGUS
Suspected Black Fungus Patient In Odisha Succumbs

A patient suspected to be infected with Black Fungus succumbed in Sambalpur district. The patient died at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur.

Odisha: MBBS Student Alleges Ragging By Seniors At VIMSAR, Probe Begins
Odisha: Patient Dies Of Suspected Black Fungus Infection At VIMSAR

A man suspected to have been infected with black fungus died while undergoing treatment at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla in the district. 

No Shortage Of Medicine To Treat Black Fungus: Union Minister
No Shortage Of Medicine To Treat Black Fungus: Union Minister

29,250 vials of Amphotericin-Bwere allocated, based on the number of patients under treatment which is 11,717 across the country.

Mucormycosis Cases
India Reports 11,717 Mucormycosis Cases, 29K More Amphotericin Vials Allocated

The Centre has allocated to states and Union Territories (UTs) 29,250 additional vials of Amphotericin-B, a key drug to treat raging mucormycosis cases in India for the 11,717 patients currently being treated at different hospitals across the country

Identify Fungus By Name, Not Colour: AIIMS Chief On Mucormycosis
Identify Fungus By Name, Not Colour: AIIMS Chief On Mucormycosis

"Black fungus is another family; this term got associated with mucormycosis due to the presence of black dots among the culture of white fungal colonies."

After Black & White, Now Yellow Fungus Reported In India
After Black & White, Now Yellow Fungus Reported In India

"This fungus is found in reptiles. I saw this disease for the first time. Amphotericin B injection is used to treat this disease. It takes a long time to heal. This patient's condition cannot be said to be very good, he is still undergoing treatment."

UP Farmers Warned Of Possible Locust Attack
Amid COVID19 & Black Fungus Emergence, UP Farmers Warned Of Possible Locust Attack

Officials have issued the advisory after swarms of locusts were spotted in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer city.

Mucormycosis: Health Ministry Asks States, UTs To Declare Black Fungus An Epidemic
India Reports 8,848 Mucormycosis Cases, 23K More Amphotericin Vials Allocated

India has so far reported approximately cases of 8,848 mucormycosis or black fungus, one of the rapidly spreading infections observed in those recovering from Covid-19.