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Can You Get Black Fungus Without Testing Positive For COVID-19?
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Can You Get Black Fungus Without Testing Positive For COVID-19?

The second wave of Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in India. The mutated virus is far more destructive than the former, proving to be more contagious and lethal. The county's health system is amid an increase in cases. Now, another challenge is at the forefront of India's healthcare system - the black fungus is also known as mucormycosis. The rapid increase in cases of this rare fungal infection is worrying. Many states have even declared black fungus to be an epidemic. Fungal infections threaten the brain, lungs, and sinuses. So far black fungus has been reported in coronavirus patients, but experts warn that this fungal infection can occur without people with COVID-19 disease. A report in Hindustan Times states that people with high blood sugar must be vigilant. Also, read| Delhi YouT...
The Government Has Asked All States to Declare Black Fungus a Pandemic
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The Government Has Asked All States to Declare Black Fungus a Pandemic

The center has asked all states to declare black fungus or mucormycosis an epidemic. A letter from the health ministry said states to list under the epidemic diseases act, rare but possible fatal infection. That means all confirmed and suspected cases of black fungus, which is seen in covid recovered patients, have to be reported to the health ministry. Also read: After black fungus now 4 white fungus cases found in Patna affecting kidneys and lungsĀ  "In recent times a new challenge in the form of a fungal infection namely mucormycosis has emerged and is reported from many states among COVID-19 patients especially those on steroid therapy and deranged sugar control," Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal has said in a letter to states. "This fungal infection is leading to prolo...