In India, tens of thousands of people have contracted mucomycosis, more commonly called black mold. This was reported by the television channel NDTV.
According to the newspaper, the number of patients with mucomycosis in the country has grown by 150 percent over the past three weeks and reached 31 thousand. In addition, more than 2,000 people died from complications caused by the disease.
It is noted that such a jump in disease is caused, among other things, by an acute shortage of the drug “Amphotericin B”, which is used to treat patients. The state of Maharashtra has suffered the most – there have been 7,000 cases of infection, double and a half more than at the end of May. In Delhi, 1.2 thousand cases and 125 deaths were detected.
Mucormycosis, or “black mold,” is a complication that causes a fungal infection. It enters the skin by cutting, scratching or burning, or by direct contact with fungal spores in the vicinity. The disease is dangerous for patients with diabetes and weakened immunity, and especially for those who have recovered from coronavirus.
Outbreak of mucormycosis in first-time survivors of coronavirus fixed May 9 doctors in the Indian state of Gujarat. People with weakened immune systems become victims of the infection. According to doctors, the cause of the disease may be in steroids used to treat coronavirus.