Deadly fungus infection discovered in COVID-19 patients in India

Another fatal complication has been revealed in COVID-19 patients in India. Medical authorities have warned of a Fungal Infection that has been discovered in some patients with COVID-19.

“According to officials, the infection can cause disfigurement and even death.”

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a statement on May 9 that the disease, also known as Mucormycosis, is also known as Black fungus infection, which can damage the nostrils or lungs. ۔

ICMR Patients who have been on medication for some time or who spend a lot of time in the ICU have a higher risk of infection. According to local media reports, some COVID-19 patients have had to have their jaws removed due to this infection.

“Over the past 19 days, more than 300,000 new cases have been reported daily in China, and a record number of deaths have occurred.”

Across the country, corona patients are suffering from a lack of oxygen, and this new infection is also a result of pollution in the oxygen pipes. According to experts, this infection is actually linked to diabetes.

The fungus invades the respiratory tract and was present in India before the COVID-19 epidemic but has now become more prevalent. According to the ICMR, its symptoms include pain and redness around the eyes and nose, difficulty breathing, vomiting of blood, and changes in mental state.

Doctors are instructed to monitor the affected patient’s blood glucose level, and use clean and pure water in a home finder for oxygen therapy.

The ICMR warns that overuse of steroids such as dexamethasone can make the infection worse, which is used in severe cases of codeine. This fungal infection has emerged as a new complication for COVID-19 patients in India.

David W Denning, a professor at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, said such cases had been reported in several countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Austria, Brazil, and Mexico, but the number was much higher in India.

“He said that this is due to the large number of diabetics in whom diabetes is not being controlled.”

Data on cases of the fungus have not been released in India, but according to media reports, cases have been reported in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

“ICMR scientist Aparna Mukherjee said there was no need to worry, but caution was needed.”

Arunlok Chakraborty, head of the Center for Advanced Research in Medical Mycology in Chandigarh, India, said that even before COVID-19, the infection was more common in India than in other countries due to the fact that there are millions of diabetics.

Dr. P Suresh, a medical officer at a Mumbai hospital, said his hospital had treated at least 10 patients in the past two weeks, more than double the number before the epidemic.

He said all of these patients were infected with COVID-19 and the majority were diabetics or were taking drugs that suppress immune function. Some of them died while others lost their sight. Some experts believe that contamination of oxygen pipes and homicides could also be the cause.

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