Articles about Mucormycosis

Avoid steroids for COVID-19 patients: Government updates guidelines

18 Jan 2022

India
Avoid steroids for COVID-19 patients: Government updates guidelines

The central government has asked doctors to avoid giving steroids to COVID-19 patients in its revised clinical guidelines for COVID-19 treatment.

Delhi: Black fungus case in dengue-recovered patient raises worry

16 Nov 2021

India
Delhi: Black fungus case in dengue-recovered patient raises worry

A rare case of black fungus or mucormycosis has been detected in a 49-year-old patient in Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo hospital who had just recovered from dengue.

Kidney, part of lung removed to save man from mucormycosis

20 Sep 2021

Delhi
Kidney, part of lung removed to save man from mucormycosis

A multidisciplinary team of three doctors gave a new of lease life to a 34-year-old man in Delhi by conducting surgery to remove his right kidney and a portion of his left lung which had been severely infected with black fungus post-COVID-19, hospital authorities said on Monday.

Cashless surgery scheme extended for mucormycosis patients: Satyendar Jain

28 Jul 2021

Delhi
Cashless surgery scheme extended for mucormycosis patients: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said the city government has extended its cashless surgery scheme of Delhi Arogya Kosh for the treatment of patients suffering from black fungus or mucormycosis.

Black fungus killed 303 in Karnataka who recovered from COVID-19

12 Jul 2021

India
Black fungus killed 303 in Karnataka who recovered from COVID-19

More than 300 people, who had fully recovered from the coronavirus, lost their life to mucormycosis in Karnataka.

Doctor removes 'tumor' from patient's brain, turns out it's white-fungus

17 Jun 2021

India
Doctor removes 'tumor' from patient's brain, turns out it's white-fungus

After weeks of fighting the coronavirus infection, Kala Bai, 50, finally tested negative last month.

Gangrene, hearing loss suggest Delta variant more severe, say doctors

08 Jun 2021

India
Gangrene, hearing loss suggest Delta variant more severe, say doctors

Delta, the coronavirus variant that triggered India's devastating second wave of the pandemic, is definitely highly contagious, according to experts and multiple studies.

Gujarat: COVID-19 survivor ends life over fear of mucormycosis

31 May 2021

India
Gujarat: COVID-19 survivor ends life over fear of mucormycosis

An 80-year-old man from Ahmedabad who had recovered from coronavirus allegedly killed himself out of fear of contracting the mucormycosis infection, police said on Monday.

Can you catch 'Black fungus' from your refrigerator or onions?

27 May 2021

India
Can you catch 'Black fungus' from your refrigerator or onions?

Even as cases of "Black fungus" continue to surge across India, there is growing misinformation about the disease, particularly fueled by unverified social media posts.

What's behind the shortage of Black fungus drug in India?

26 May 2021

India
What's behind the shortage of Black fungus drug in India?

As cases of mucormycosis or the Black fungus infection continue to rise across India, the country has been faced with an acute shortage of liposomal Amphotericin B and other key drugs used in its treatment.

'Black fungus' cases complicate India's COVID-19 crisis

23 May 2021

India
'Black fungus' cases complicate India's COVID-19 crisis

Even as India faces a brutal COVID-19 crisis, the country has witnessed a rise in the number of cases of mucormycosis or "black fungus."

8,800+ Black fungus cases in India. 60% from three states

22 May 2021

India
8,800+ Black fungus cases in India. 60% from three states

Nearly 9,000 cases of mucormycosis or Black fungus - a rare but potentially fatal fungal infection - have been detected across India, according to the central government's data released today.

After black fungus, 4 'white fungus' cases emerge in Patna

20 May 2021

India
After black fungus, 4 'white fungus' cases emerge in Patna

In the past few days, four cases of a "white fungus" have been detected in Bihar's Patna, leading to fresh worries.

Centre asks states to declare 'black fungus' an epidemic

20 May 2021

India
Centre asks states to declare 'black fungus' an epidemic

The Centre has asked state governments to declare mucormycosis or "black fungus" an epidemic.

Black fungus claims first life in Uttarakhand

17 May 2021

India
Black fungus claims first life in Uttarakhand

A 36-year-old COVID-19 patient has died of mucormycosis or black fungus at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh, according to hospital officials, marking Uttarakhand's first fatality from the fungal infection.

Black fungus has reportedly claimed 52 lives in Maharashtra

14 May 2021

India
Black fungus has reportedly claimed 52 lives in Maharashtra

As many as 52 people have died due to Mucormycosis in Maharashtra since the COVID-19 outbreak last year, a senior health department official said on Friday.

Mucormycosis scare: Government working to increase production of anti-fungal drug

12 May 2021

India
Mucormycosis scare: Government working to increase production of anti-fungal drug

The government is engaging with the drug manufacturers to ramp up the production of an anti-fungal drug used for the treatment of mucormycosis, the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry said.