First case of black fungus reported in Jammu amid COVID surge

Srinagar: The authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of Mucormycosis popularly known as “Black Fungus” at Government Medical Collage Jammu.

Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan said that a Mucormycosis case has been found in a 40-year-old patient and he is under observation.

She said that the patient has recently recovered from COVID, however, he is now suffering from “uncontrolled diabetes”.

Dr Sudan said that the sugar level of the patient is 900 and has got Mucormycosis due to long-term use of steroid drugs.

Pertinently, around half a dozen cases of Mucormycosis were found in Kashmir division last year, among them three patients have died.

Cases of Black Fungus have been found in different parts of the country as well amid the second wave of COVID.


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