First Case Of Patient Infected With Black, White And Yellow Fungus Reported From UP’s Ghaziabad | News

May 24, 2021 0 Comments



According to a medical expert, the symptoms of Mucor septicus (yellow fungus) are lethargy, reduced or loss of appetite, and weight loss

Highlights
  • Yellow fungus is a fatal disease because it starts internally: Expert
  • It is very important to clean out the enclosure around the house: Expert
  • Too much humidity can promote the growth of bacteria and fungus: Expert

Ghaziabad: After cases of black and white fungus, both post-COVID complications, have been reported from several states, a first such case of yellow fungus was detected in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district on Monday, informed Dr. BP Tyagi, an ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) specialist. Dr. Tyagi said that the patient is also infected with black and white fungus apart from yellow fungus and is currently undergoing treatment at a city hospital. The patient aged 45 is a resident of Sanjay Nagar, he added.

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According to Dr. Tyagi, the symptoms of Mucor septicus (yellow fungus) are lethargy, reduced or loss of appetite, and weight loss. As it progresses, severe symptoms such as leakage of pus and slow healing of wounds, sunken eyes due to malnutrition and organ failure and necrosis (a form of cell injury which results in the premature death of cells in living tissue).

Yellow fungus is a fatal disease because it starts internally and therefore it is important to note its symptoms. This unfortunately makes it very difficult to manage the disease, leading to delay in receiving treatment in many cases, said Dr. Tyagi adding that the only cure available for the disease is Amphoteracin-B injection.

It is very important to clean out the enclosure around the house, keep it as clean as possible, and remove old food, fecal matter etc as soon as possible to help prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus. The humidity of the house is also important so it should be measured at all times. Too much humidity can promote the growth of bacteria and fungus. For COVID patients, it is important to adopt a medical practice as soon as possible so that the body does not give rise to further complications like yellow fungus, said Dr Tyagi.

According to the patient’s caretaker, the patient was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 for the past two months and was also recovering. But in the last four days, one side of the patient’s face starting swelling up due to which he was unable to open his eyes. Bleeding from the nose as well as bleeding in urine also started. In a hurry, the patient was admitted to the hospital where medical examination revealed yellow fungus.

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World

16,71,69,849Cases

6,00,93,108Active

10,36,13,236Recovered

34,63,505Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 16,71,69,849 and 34,63,505 have died; 6,00,93,108 are active cases and 10,36,13,236 have recovered as on May 24, 2021 at 3:45 am.

India

2,67,52,447 2,22,315Cases

27,20,71684,683Active

2,37,28,011 3,02,544Recovered

3,03,720 4,454Deaths

In India, there are 2,67,52,447 confirmed cases including 3,03,720 deaths. The number of active cases is 27,20,716 and 2,37,28,011 have recovered as on May 24, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

55,79,897 26,672

3,51,005 3,825

51,40,272 29,177

88,620 1,320

Karnataka

24,24,904 25,979

4,73,007 10,218

19,26,615 35,573

25,282 624

Kerala

23,47,966 25,820

2,77,973 11,684

20,62,635 37,316

7,358 188

Tamil Nadu

18,42,344 35,483

2,94,143 9,865

15,27,733 25,196

20,468 422

Uttar Pradesh

16,69,891 4,715

84,880 9,602

15,65,802 14,086

19,209 231

Andhra Pradesh

15,80,827 18,767

2,09,237 1,446

13,61,464 20,109

10,126 104

Delhi

14,16,868 1,649

27,610 3,698

13,66,056 5,158

23,202 189

West Bengal

12,67,090 18,422

1,30,525 1,163

11,22,201 19,429

14,364 156

Chhattisgarh

9,49,000 3,306

65,774 4,766

8,70,640 7,980

12,586 92

Rajasthan

9,16,042 6,521

1,12,218 10,112

7,96,121 16,520

7,703 113

Gujarat

7,88,470 3,794

75,134 4,993

7,03,760 8,734

9,576 53

Madhya Pradesh

7,64,338 3,375

57,766 4,287

6,99,014 7,587

7,558 75

Haryana

7,38,028 4,400

42,816 5,177

6,87,700 9,480

7,512 97

Odisha

6,92,382 12,852

1,00,288 1,197

5,89,610 11,627

2,484 28

Bihar

6,89,576 4,002

40,692 4,216

6,44,335 8,111

4,549 107

Telangana

5,53,277 2,242

40,489 2,470

5,09,663 4,693

3,125 19

Punjab

5,38,994 5,021

57,505 3,698

4,68,208 8,527

13,281 192

Assam

3,69,183 3,563

53,111 2,294

3,13,333 5,785

2,739 72

Jharkhand

3,30,417 1,345

19,499 3,067

3,06,080 4,375

4,838 37

Uttarakhand

3,13,519 3,050

54,735 3,194

2,52,979 6,173

5,805 71

Jammu And Kashmir

2,70,621 3,308

47,437 1,699

2,19,620 4,956

3,564 51

Himachal Pradesh

1,79,034 1,309

25,979 2,809

1,50,289 4,059

2,766 59

Goa

1,46,460 1,621

17,277 966

1,26,800 2,545

2,383 42

Puducherry

96,060 1,448

16,851 489

77,850 1,903

1,359 34

Chandigarh

58,489 360

4,874 391

52,913 741

702 10

Tripura

46,525 426

7,961 50

38,099 474

465 2

Manipur

44,089 767

6,534 144

36,867 609

688 14

Meghalaya

29,681 803

7,680 226

21,542 553

459 24

Arunachal Pradesh

24,093 226

2,899 37

21,096 260

98 3

Nagaland

20,068 223

4,678 71

15,105 138

285 14

Ladakh

17,407 130

1,522 6

15,707 122

178 2

Sikkim

13,132 324

3,317 123

9,591 198

224 3

Mizoram

10,333 113

2,461 8

7,839 103

33 2

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

9,987 62

521 10

9,462 72

4

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

6,844 24

268 10

6,473 32

103 2

Lakshadweep

6,611 193

2,050 48

4,537 143

24 2





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