As the Mucormycosis (black fungus) cases are rapidly increasing, the Government of Rajasthan has declared it an epidemic.
Currently, the state has around 100 black fungus patients. Aa per medical expert, diabetic patients are more prone to this disease.
Mucormycosis has been notified as an epidemic and a notifiable disease in the state under the Rajasthan Epidemic Act 2020, according to a notification issued by state’s Principal Health Secretary Akhil Arora.
Including Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, this Mucormycosis, also known as ‘Black Fungus’, cases are reported from various parts of the country so far.
According to the ministry, the disease is being detected among patients who are recovering or have recovered from COVID-19.
“Moreover, anyone who is diabetic and whose immune system is not functioning well needs to be on the guard against this. The disease is caused by a set of micro-organisms known as mucormycosis, which are present naturally in the environment, seen mostly in soil and in decaying organic matter like leaves, compost and piles,” the Ministry said.