SKIMS Detects First Post-Covid Black Fungus Case

SRINAGAR: Doctors at SKIMS have detected the first post-Covid19 case having a black fungus infection. He is still under investigation.

Black Fungus: The fungi that cause mucormycosis are found normally in soil and on rotting organic material but can infect humans when they get a chance. Pic: Science Photo Library

The patient is a resident of Udhampur and is suffering from diabetes. The Hospital administration has confirmed the detection of the case.

Jammu and Kashmir was already having 22 case – 14 confirmed and 8 suspected cases of Mucormycosis. Of them, four had already lost their lives. These include 11 cases from Jammu, 5 from Kathua, 2 each from Srinagar and Udhampur districts and one each from Poonch and Reasi districts. The four deaths have been reported from Kathua (2), Jammu (1) and Poonch (1) districts.


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