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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."

Mucormycosis: Health Ministry Asks States, UTs To Declare Black Fungus An Epidemic
Govt To Import 3,63,000 Vials Of Black Fungus Medicine Amphotericin-B

Several States and UTs have reported an increasing number of patients suffering from Covid complications in the form of Mucormycosis, popularly known as Black Fungus. There is also a reported shortage of Amphotericin-B, an anti-fungal drug used for treatment of the Black Fungus disease.

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Odisha Govt Makes 'Black Fungus' A Notifiable Disease

In a major development concerning public health, the Odisha government on Thursday declared Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) a Notifiable Disease under epidemic act.

Mucormycosis: Health Ministry Asks States, UTs To Declare Black Fungus An Epidemic
Mucormycosis: Health Ministry Asks States, UTs To Declare Black Fungus An Epidemic

The Health Ministry said mucormycosis or black fungus is a complication caused by a fungal infection. People catch mucormycosis by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment.

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Telangana Declares Black Fungus As Notifiable Disease Under Epidemic Act

All government and private health facilities shall follow guidelines for screening, diagnosis and management of Black Fungus by the union health ministry and Indian Council of Medical Research.

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Black Fungus Declared Epidemic in Rajasthan

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.

Black Fungus Scare: Govt Engaging With Drug Makers To Ramp Up Production Of Anti-Fungal Drug
Black Fungus Scare: Govt Engaging With Drug Makers To Ramp Up Production Of Anti-Fungal Drug

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.

Senior health expert Dr Niraj Mishra shares some crucial tips for prevention of mucormycosis
Black Fungus Post Covid Recovery: Health Expert Shares Crucial Tips To Keep Infection At Bay

Black Fungus disease also known as Mucormycosis is being widely reported among COVID-19 survivors in the country.

Fungal Infection Mucormycosis Strikes Gujarat: Ahmedabad Reports 25, Rajkot 10
Fungal Infection Mucormycosis Strikes Gujarat: Ahmedabad Reports 25, Rajkot 10

Gandhinagar: Suspected to be a fungal infection triggered by Covid, the incidence of mucormycosis in Gujarat in the past two months has been above average. The Ahmedabad Civil hospital has seen 25 such cases, while the Rajkot Civil hospital has seen 10 cases since the monsoons. Although there is no official confirmation about this infection […]