Friends, at this time in India along with corona, a new disease called black fungus is spreading very fast. This infection is called “mucormycosis” and it is affecting patients who are recovering or cured of corona virus.
What is mucormycosis or black fungus?
Mucormycosis or black fungus is a rare infection caused by a fungus called “mucor”. Which usually grows in rotten fruits, vegetables, manure, plants and soil.
Experts believe that this fungus is found everywhere like in the air, in the soil, even in the nose and mucus of a healthy person or fungus is found.
Which organ is most affected by mucormycosis or black fungus?
The black fungus mucormycosis affects the lungs, brain, and sinuses. This disease is proving to be fatal for diabetic patients or people with very weak immunity. The mortality rate in mucormycosis or black fungus is up to 50%.
Symptoms of Mucormycosis or Black Fungus
The following symptoms are found inside a person affected by black fungus, such as – fever, headache, cough, difficulty in breathing, nasal congestion, blood or liquid black fluid coming from the nose, swelling and blurred vision in the eyes, eyelids No fall and eventually blindness. Most patients may also have dark spots around the nose. In addition, the infected person may also vomit blood.
Who can get infected?
Its infection is most common in people who have uncontrolled diabetes, who have been in ICU for a long time or their immunity has been reduced due to transplant or any other health. Such individuals may be more affected by mucormycosis or black fungus.
Mucormycosis or black fungus medicine-
Anti-fungal injections are needed to treat a person affected by mucormycosis or black fungus. Whose price in Indian markets is ₹ 3500. This injection has to be given daily for about 8 weeks. Apart from this, there is no other medicine for black fungus available in the market.
Ways to avoid mucormycosis or black fungus-
According to the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health, to avoid this disease, do not go to dusty places, wear clothes that cover the body, wear gloves before doing soil or manure work and take a thorough personal hygiene like bath. must comply.