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Black fungus cases in J&K gradually rising but nothing to worry

Amid concerns over rise in cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus)  throughout the country, cases are increasing gradually in Jammu as well. As per reports, four people have succumbed to the infection and 23 cases have been reported from different districts most of them from Jammu district.

Two cases have been reported from Srinagar while none other from any other district in Kashmir valley.

Out of 23 cases reported, 4 people who lost their lives were from Jammu, kathua and Poonch districts and 19 patients are under treatment.

Also recently a case from Samba district was reported and a patient is undergoing treatment.  As far Jammu district reported 11 cases, out of which 7 are confirmed and 4 suspected.

5 cases of black fungus have been reported from Kathua out of which 3 cases are suspected and 2 cases are confirmed.

As per reports, a case reported from Poonch, a patient had lost his life.

Reasi district has also one confirmed case, while Udhampur district has two cases of which one is confirmed and other suspected.

Department of ENT and Head Neck Surgery of Government Medical College Jammu has operated 9 black fungus patients.

Specialists who attended these patients said that most of them were Covid-19 recovered patients.

They informed that for treating Covid, a high dose of steroids were used for a long time due to which fungus enters the body through the nose of the patient with comorbidities like diabetes, malignancy and low immunity which later contaminates the eyes and brain.

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