Bangalore: Amid rising cases of black fungus in Karnataka, Dr. Sujata Rathore, Director, Minto Eye Hospital, said that since May 10, about 126 mucomycosis (Mucormycosis) patients have been treated in our ward, out of which 32 patients have lost their lives and 20 have been discharged after recovery. We have treated 6 patients whose eyesight has not been corrected.
Dr. Sujata said that on an average, people in the age group of 28 to 84 years were the most affected by this black fungus (Black Fungus). We have also found two children aged 11 and 13 infected with this fungal infection. Mucarmycosis was so far affecting only adults, although it is also being found in children and has reported two cases in rural Karnataka.
An 11-year-old girl from Bellary district and a 13-year-old boy from Chitradurga district have suffered from black fungus disease. Both are undergoing treatment at government hospitals here and their condition is said to be critical. A health official said he became Covid-19, but he did not know about it. He was admitted to hospitals after suffering a problem.