Currently, tRajasthan has around 100 black fungus patients and a separate ward has been made at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital in Jaipur for their treatment.
Uncontrolled diabetes is emerging as a major factor in acquiring black fungus infection or mucormycosis, which is surfacing in Covid-19 patients after recovery and is leading to further complications
Worried over rising cases of Mucormycosis or Black Fungus amongst COVID 19 patients, the Odisha government on Friday constituted a seven-member state-level committee to monitor such cases.
With a spike in the cases of COVID-19 in the country, doctors have been reporting a rare infection mucormycosis, also called as black fungus, among people recovered from COVID-19. The infection is caused by exposure to mucor mould and it affects the sinuses, the brain and the lungs and can be life-threatening.
A 71-year-old man from Jajpur presently residing in Bhubaneswar has been infected with Black Fungus.
Black Fungus disease also known as Mucormycosis is being widely reported among COVID-19 survivors in the country.
The fatal Black Fungus disease also known as Mucormycosis has now also been reported from patients in the State Capital city of Odisha.