Health

JK declares black fungus as an epidemic disease

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday declared black fungus or mucormycosis as an epidemic disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act- 1897.

Officials said that the UT’s Health and Medical Education today issued a notification to declare black fungus as an epidemic disease.

The move comes days after the Government of India directed the states and Union territories to make black fungus a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

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