The India has seen an increase in cases of murcomicosis, a strange infection and sometimes lethal popularly known as “black mushroom”, with nearly 9,000 incidents , and has been detected in patients with very specific conditions that have contracted Covid -19 , an official statement is required.
The Indian authorities so far detected a total of 8,848 cases of murcomycosis.
In view of this rapid increase, the central government is sending the drug amphotericin B to all affected states, announced the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Sadanand Gowda, on his Twitter account.
Murcomycosis infections, with a mortality rate of around 50% , are mainly concentrated in the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, where 2,281 and 2,000 infections with the fungus have been diagnosed respectively.
Precisely the coastal region of Maharastra, whose capital is Bombay, has been the hardest hit by the virulence of the second wave of Covid cases in the country, which despite the fact that the infection rate follows a downward trend, almost 4,000 are reported newspapers .
The Indian health authorities released a couple of weeks ago, when a significant increase in cases was detected, information on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of mucormycosis, which although it may appear in coronavirus patients, is an infection prior to the pandemic and it is not directly related to Covid .
In addition, infectious disease doctor Atul Patel pointed out that this fungal infection mostly affects “patients with uncontrolled diabetes or who have some complications from diabetes.”
“It is not something that everyone can contract,” the doctor clarified, adding that, in this sense, “a determining factor that is also contributing to increase the incidence is the use of steroids for the treatment of Covid infection. -19 “.
Among the recommendations to prevent the onset of this infection, are to maintain proper hygiene and the use of a mask , or protect the entire body when gardening work is done.