India fungus epidemic

The Fungus epidemic in India spread out in the central region of India. More than 200 people have fallen ill due to mucormycosis disease. Due to the increase in cases of the second wave of COVID-19, some regions had more diseases. The WHO has warned that the fungal disease is spreading elsewhere, in the third wave of COVID-19 in India.[1]

India fungus epidemic
The cases of fungus in the World
DiseaseFungal & mucormycosis
Virus strainMucoraceae
LocationSouthern Asia
First outbreakNew Delhi, India
Index caseDelhi
Arrival dateMay 9, 2021
(2 years, 9 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases40,845
Active cases31,000
Deaths
3,129

Fungal disease or Mucormycosis has spread in several regions and provinces of India in: New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashta, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.[2]

Causes change

It is a type of Mucormycosis Fungus with zygomycosis that causes loss of vision and entering the human brain, redness and inflammation of other parts of the body, nasal allergies, bleeding and vomiting, occasional cough with blood in the saliva and shortness of breath.[3]

Variants change

Fungus is a type of fungal disease that attacks the internal organs of a person. It often affects diabetics, weak immunity, high blood, sinuses. The fungus also attacks those who have recovered from COVID-19 or COVID-19 patients. Fungal is acquired in unhygienic environments.[4]

These are the three variants:

  • White fungus
  • Black fungus
  • Yellow fungus

Affected countries change

References change

  1. Boretti, A. (2022). "Steroids Induced Black Fungus Infection in India During the May 2021 COVID-19 Outbreak". Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery : Official Publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India. 74 (Suppl 2): 3216–3219. doi:10.1007/s12070-021-02988-w. PMC 8592068. PMID 34804906.
  2. "Mucormycosis: The 'black fungus' maiming Covid patients in India". BBC News. 9 May 2021.
  3. Sharma, Archana; Bedi, Megha; Patel, Prachi; Singh Arora, Amarpreet (2023). "Black fungus outbreak in India – A direct consequence of COVID-19 surge: A myth or reality". Gondwana Research. 114: 117–123. Bibcode:2023GondR.114..117S. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2021.12.016. PMC 8816797. PMID 35153531.
  4. Schmall, Emily (20 June 2021). "In the Wake of India's Covid Crisis, a 'Black Fungus' Epidemic Follows". The New York Times.