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Black Fungus


Seven Hills Hospital initiates study to understand black fungus infection

April 04, 2022 8:18 am

Mucormycosis is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of moulds called mucormycetes. According to doctors, it causes blindness, organ dysfunction, loss of body tissue and can be fatal, if not treated in time.

Quick diagnosis of mucormycosis, early medical intervention key in improving chances of survival, says study

September 17, 2021 6:20 pm

While diabetes and steroid use are clear risk factors for the disease, the study said there is a need to explore other causes, including the direct role played by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

West Bengal sees another ‘black fungus case’; 793 Covid cases, 13 deaths

July 24, 2021 9:42 am

The fresh case took the overall figure of such cases to 183.

Covid 19: Patients diagnosed with black fungus opt for leech therapy; all you need to know

July 20, 2021 11:10 am

Is leech therapy a cure for black fungus? Here's what experts say

Punjab records 229 new Covid cases, 11 deaths

July 09, 2021 12:00 am

A total of 623 cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) have been reported in Punjab to date and 51 have died due to this disease, as per the bulletin.

West Bengal: Two more black fungus cases reported

July 08, 2021 4:39 am

The two new cases took the state’s overall confirmed mucormycosis count to 77.

Publicise grievance redressal mechanism for overcharging by hospitals, HC tells Delhi govt

July 08, 2021 8:25 am

The Delhi government told the high court that 77 complaints have been received till date and 15 have been disposed of by district-level committees.

Over 3,000 affected by Black Fungus, 122 fatalities in TN: Minister

July 07, 2021 7:25 am

State Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian said that the state has established special wards with a total bed strength of 7,000 including 500 each in Chennai and Madurai and appealed to the people to seek medical advice in the initial stage and get treated early.

At 32, Pune records highest mucormycosis deaths in June

July 03, 2021 9:13 am

In its weekly report, the PMC administration said nine deaths due to mucormycosis took place in the city between June 24 and 30, while 23 people died till June 23. Eighteen people died of mucormycosis in May and one in April.

After Covid, doctors keep eye out for infections that prey on weak immunity

July 01, 2021 7:04 am

On Tuesday, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital had reported that it had seen cases of cytomegalovirus, which can cause rectal bleeding, in five patients 20-30 days after they had been diagnosed with COVID.