With the Covid-19 epidemic, ‘Black fungus disease’ began to spread in India. Black fungus disease is also known as mucormycosis. Black fungus disease, which affects the nose, eyes and brain, is also at risk of being fatal. But what is black fungus disease, how is it transmitted, what are the symptoms?
What is black fungus disease?
Although mucormycosis, known as black fungus disease, is rare, it has begun to spread in many countries. Black fungus disease affects the sinuses, brain and lungs. It can be fatal in people with severely weakened immune systems, such as diabetes patients or cancer and AIDS patients.
How is black fungus disease transmitted?
Black fungus disease is usually transmitted from soil, plants, manure and rotting fruits and vegetables. Black fungus disease is transmitted in these products as a result of contact with mucor mold.
In recent months, black fungus infection in India has been seen in thousands of people who have had and are suffering from Kovid-19 disease. “Mucormycosis” patients, thought to be triggered by the coronavirus, are being treated at Harsh ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) Hospital in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Doctors say it’s linked to steroids used to treat Covid. Especially diabetic patients are seen in the risk group. The increase in the number of people caught in black fungus, which has been seen in those who have survived the Kovid-19 in the country, continues.
Doctors speaking to the BBC stated that black fungus infection occurs 12-18 days after recovery in coronavirus patients. Doctors say that new centers created to treat patients affected by the epidemic are filling up fast.
What are the symptoms of black fungus disease?
The symptoms of black fungus disease are the following:
partial paralysis of the body,
Facial paralysis, lethargy,
Increase in glucose level.
Symptoms of the disease include darkening or discoloration, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties, and coughing up blood.
A 34-year-old patient was found in Mexico
Mucromycosis, also known as black fungus, also originated in Mexico. Officials of the General Hospital de Zona 71 Hospital in the state of Mexico announced that black fungus disease was detected in 34-year-old Gregorio Avendano Jimenez.
The patient, who has been suffering from diabetes for about 9 years and is said to have been deteriorating in recent days despite catching the Coronavirus (Covid-19) 1 month ago and recovering, suffered from severe headache and nosebleeds, facial paralysis on the left side, and glucose level of 500 mg last Saturday. Upon reaching /dl, he was taken to the emergency room of the hospital by his relatives.