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Black fungus epidemic declared in 15 states of India, more than 9,000 patients were infected

Mucormycosis, or black fungus, is spreading dangerously in India. A total of 9,320 cases of black fungus have been found in 15 states of India including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. 235 people have been killed. The highest number of 5,000 patients has been found in Gujarat. Some patients have had their eyes removed because of this infection.

The state of Haryana was the first to declare an epidemic of black fungus. Since then, epidemics have been declared in Rajasthan and now in 15 states. Outbreaks have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu.

Experts black fungi to avoid diabetes control are suggested. Dr. Naresh Trehpresident of Medanta Hospital, has advised immediate treatment for symptoms like nose pain, swollen cheeks, infection in the mouth, swollen eyelids, eye pain, dim eyes, and swelling of any part of the face. According to himsteroids should be used properly to control black fungus and diabetes should be controlled.

Source:  Dainik Bhaskar

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