Gujarat Reports First Case of Black Fungus

A 15-year-old in Gujarat has been identified to be the first patient in the state to be infected with Mucormycosis, commonly known as the black fungus.

This was verified to the media on May 22 by Ahmedabad-based paediatric doctor Abhishek Bansal.

Dr Bansal informed that the teenager was discharged from the hospital earlier after successfully recovering from the COVID-19 disease in April.

The doctor further informed that the patient is currently stable and will be discharged in a couple of days.

It may be mentioned here that several cases of Mucormycosis have emerged in patients who were in the recovery phase of COVID-19.

The fungal infection is more life-threatening and attacks those with weak immune systems or who have comorbidity like diabetes.