Black Fungus hits Tripura, 1st case recorded in Agartala

  • | Saturday | 22nd May, 2021

A 68-year-old man, who has been admitted to ILS hospital in Agartala, has been bound infected with black fungus.

Cases of Mucormycosis/Black Fungus are on a rise in the entire country; now Tripura has also received its first case.
A 68-year-old man, who has been admitted to ILS hospital in Agartala, has been bound infected with black fungus.

Tripura Education Minister Ratanlal Nath said that the black fungus was found in a 68-year-old patient, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Agartala.

The central government declared the disease epidemic two days ago.

Ratanlal Nath said, "The central government has asked the states and union territories to declare black fungus as an epidemic under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Information about suspected and confirmed cases of government and private health centres in all the districts of the health department. Will be shared with. " He said that all the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) regarding the screening, screening, and management of black fungus will be followed.

Black fungus will be treated in two hospitals of Tripura

According to Radha Debbarma, director of the family welfare department in Tripura, "The state government has prepared GBP Hospital and Tripura Medical College for the treatment of black fungus. Following the instructions from the center to manage the disease, all the necessary in these hospitals Arrangements have been made. "

Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, is caused by a group of moulds called mucormycosis. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, these fungi live in the environment, particularly in soil and rotting organic materials, such as leaves, compost piles, or rotten wood. When one breathes these fungal spores, they are likely to have an infection that usually affects the sinuses or lungs.


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