In a First, Black Fungus Detected in 27-Yr-Old Youth in Guwahati
Ever since the rare disease known as mucormycosis, or the black fungus started coming to notice, COVID-19 patients upon recovery fear contracting this deadly disease.
GUWAHATI: The state of Assam witnessed its first case of black fungus infection Mucormycosis, in a Covid-19 patient in Guwahati.
According to reports, Black Fungus infection Mucormycosis found in youth on Wednesday morning at a private hospital. Currently, he is said to be stable.
The youth identified as Palmoni Bora (27) was admitted to Apollo Hospital after being detected with COVID-19, however, the youth returned home on May 13 after he tested negative for the infection.
Further, as his health deteriorated, the patient was again admitted on May 15 and after being treated, he was reportedly tested positive for the rare fungal infection Mucormycosis.
The youth hailing from Dhing was first tested positive for COVID-19 on May 6 after he got himself tested at Dhing FRU.
Ever since the rare disease is known as mucormycosis, or the black fungus started coming to notice, COVID-19 patients upon recovery fear contracting this deadly disease. There has been a lot of misinformation that is being circulated, especially on social media, about the very nature of the disease.
"I was worried sick due to the headache and frantically called all my friends to inquire about black fungus symptoms and searched about the disease on the internet, but all this exacerbated my fear because after reading about it, I felt I have most of the symptoms," said 24-year-old Lavi Singh who recently recovered from the novel coronavirus infection.
Singh breathed a sigh of relief after finding that headaches are common among Covid survivors and that she had no other black fungus symptoms. COVID-19 patients upon recovery have been asking doctors a lot of questions regarding the disease and many of them think that black fungus is contagious which spreads by contact, oxygenation, or the use of a humidifier.
Black fungus is not infectious, according to physicians, and it often affects immunocompromised individuals and those on long-term steroids. They also ruled out the possibility of the infection spreading oxygenation or the use of a humidifier. T
The doctors have also warned against the misinformation about this disease that is circulating on social media platforms.