Recently an endemic of Black fungus, also known as Mucormycosis, made India go through another worst situation and the worst second wave of COVID 19. But recently, many reports are coming up with the identification of White fungus in COVID-affected patients. Scientists are terrified since White fungus are more dangerous as compared to Black fungus or Mucormycosis.
COVID 19 and Black Fungus:
Black Fungus or Mucormycosis can cause disease by disfiguring the facial features or even can lead to death. This causes sinus and respiratory infections once inhaled.
This infection can be treated in the early stages, but it may lead to loss of vision or even may lead to death in some cases.
But patients who are struggling with COVID 19 or recovered are at higher risk of getting this infection, and it may lead them to lose their upper jaw or even be fatal.
Patients having COVID and being treated with steroids and low immunity are vulnerable to this disease.
White Fungus and COVID 19:
Scientists are much more worried about the White fungus rather than the Black fungus since they are more deadly. Black fungus is confined to one place, but a white fungus may affect multiple parts of the body like the Kidney, Lungs, Brain, Stomach, skin, and other vital organs.
It was the scene that people infected with white fungus showed symptoms similar to that of the COVID 19 infection. But when tested for COVID 19, their results came negative.
This fungus is not spreading too quickly, and it was found in only one state of India that is Bihar.
Precautions should be taken to stay safe from White fungus Infection.
Since fungal spores can spread easily through the air and can be inhaled by the suspected person, proper precautions should be taken.
All the nonliving articles should be sanitized properly, washing hands is necessary before and after food along with self-care, and a healthy lifestyle can save from getting infected.
An intensive care should be taken for the patients of COVID 19 or who have recently recovered from it or have diabetes.