Black fungus detected in Covid-19 survivors in Damoh, people lose eyesight

Damoh: In Madhya Pradesh, four persons cured of Covid-19 in Damoh district have been found to have an infection of mucormycosis, black fungus. Both of them reportedly had to have their eyes removed to save the lives of two of them. In fact, mucormycosis infection is increasing rapidly in individuals cured by Covid-19. The infection is said to be 'black fungus'. Although they are coming in very few people, it is still a serious and rare fungus infection. Because of this, people are losing their eyes.

Dr Rakesh Rai, a ophthalmologist posted at Damoh district hospital recently, said, "Four patients have been reported so far in Damoh district who have been affected by 'black fungus' infection." At the same time, he said that these patients have been sent to Nagpur, Jabalpur, Bhopal and Indore. Dr. Sangeeta Trivedi, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Damoh district spoke in this regard. He says, "Amphotisiron B50 mg injection is required to prevent black fungus, but this injection is not currently available in Damoh. Therefore, patients have been sent out of the district for treatment."

What are the symptoms of mucormycosis - Health experts say sinus problems, nasal closure, sudden tooth breakage, half face numbness, black water coming out of the nose or bleeding, swelling in eyes, blurring, chest pain, breathing problems and fever are symptoms of mucormycosis. At present, this infection is visible in Maharashtra and Gujarat. There have been several cases of mucormycosis so far among the persons cured by Covid-19, which has made many patients blind or facing other serious problems.

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