New Delhi: Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has as of May 25 recorded 11,717 instances of mucormycosis or black fungus.
Gujarat tops the record with 2,859 black fungus instances adopted by Maharashtra, which has logged 2,770 instances, and Andhra Pradesh within the third place with 768 instances, as per a knowledge shared by Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D.V Sadananda Gowda on Twitter.
Gowda introduced that extra 29,250 vials of Amphotericin- B drug, utilized in remedy of mucormycosis, have been allotted to all of the states and Union Territories on Wednesday.
“Additional 29,250 vials of #Amphotericin- B drug, used in treatment of #Mucormycosis, have been allocated to all the States/UTs today. The allocation has been made based on the number of patients under treatment which is 11,717 across the country. #blackfungus #AmphotericinB,” he tweeted.
With India witnessing a surge in instances of mucormycosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria had earlier on Monday dubbed the color classification of the fungus as deceptive whereas categorically stating the fungal an infection is just not a communicable illness and its color might fluctuate for various areas.
Dr Guleria categorised fungus an infection into three varieties – mucormycosis, candida, and aspergillosis. He stated mucormycosis is alleged to be seen occurring principally in submit Covid-19 instances and added aspergillosis is an an infection that impacts the lungs.
“People with low immunity are infected with Mucormycosis, Candida and Asporogenous infections. These fungi are mainly found in sinuses, nose, bone around eyes, and can enter brain. Occasionally found in lungs (pulmonary Mucormycosis) or in gastrointestinal tract,” he added.
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