February 3, 2023

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India has registered 40,845 people infected with “black mold”, 3129 of them have died.

India’s Minister of Health Harsh Vardhanab reports the sad statistics. Referring to his words, RIA Novosti reports details: in 31,344 patients, a fungal infection affected the nose, paranasal sinuses, and part of the brain. Among those infected, 64% of diabetics, 53% were taking steroids.

India’s Ministry of Health recently reported the first case “Green mold”discovered in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Tens of thousands of residents of the country have become infected with other varieties of fungal mold – white, black, yellow.

“Black mold” (mucormycosis) is a complication that provokes a fungal infection. It enters the body through damage to the skin – a burn, cut, scratch. Often, infection occurs from contact with the spores of the fungus. The infection is especially dangerous for diabetics and people with weak immune systems.

Fungal disease is detected in patients with coronavirus. The first was black mold, against the background of its spread, white mold appeared, then yellow. A new and apparently the only case of green mold so far was reported by the Hindustan Times, citing information from the Madhya Pradesh Department of Health.

The infection was found in a 34-year-old resident of the city of Indore. Experts believe that previously there was no such type of fungal disease in the country. A man in the last month and a half has been treated for complications of coronavirus in a hospital, 90% of his lungs were affected. After being discharged, he did not stay at home for long – the temperature suddenly jumped and frequent nosebleeds began. At first, doctors suspected that the patient had developed mucormycosis (black mold). However, examination revealed that he had a type of aspergillosis, or green mold. The man was admitted to a Mumbai hospital.

A sharp rise in fungal diseases has been observed in India amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mostly those who have undergone infection with covid and who have defeated it with the help of drug treatment are ill. Experts point out that cystic fibrosis and other types of colored mold are diagnosed in intensive care patients who have received steroids and oxygen support for a long period of treatment. Diabetics who have been taking steroid drugs for a long time are also at risk, due to which the body’s immune defense is significantly reduced.

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