Skip to comments.Nepal reports first 'black fungus' death
Posted on 06/04/2021 5:32:21 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Kathmandu (AFP) - Nepal has reported its first death from mucormycosis or "black fungus", the highly deadly infection affecting thousands of coronavirus patients in neighbouring India.
Health ministry spokesman Krishna Prasad Poudel told AFP that there are now at least ten cases in Nepal, which like India has been hit by a huge Covid-19 surge.
The 65-year-old man who died was being treated at the intensive care unit at a hospital in western Nepal after being diagnosed with temporal lobe encephalitis.
"He died on 3 June 2021... after a nasal swab test showed fungal hyphae and a biopsy test of nose and lips showed mucor," said a statement by the Seti Provincial Hospital on Thursday.
The man had however tested negative for coronavirus, the hospital said.
Previously very rare, mucormycosis is highly aggressive and surgeons sometimes have to remove patients' eyes, nose and jaw to stop it reaching the brain. The death rate is over 50 percent.
Thousands in India have caught the fungus in recent weeks in a wave of infections blamed on excessive use of steroids to treat the country's millions of Covid patients.
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This white fungus is common on bread and fruits.
Diabetes or low immune function are common causes of the body being unable to fight it.
Only white fungi are racist however.
What happened to the use of HCQ and Ivermectin useage to treat Covid in India????? What the hell is wrong with that culture?
We’re going to have to change that name! We can’t blame a disease on a whole class of certified victims! Can’t we find a way to blame it on Trump?
Why’s its always has to be black ...
I believe the correct term these days is "Fungus of Color."
IMO China very likely salted India with a new strain of Covid. China needs to pay for its attack on humanity.
They are, they paid Biden to stop the investigation and keep his mouth shut and employ China sympathizers like Fauci.
I’m guessing it is more related to wearing dirty masks in a hot humid environment that the use of steroids. A 10 day steroid bust to treat covid should not cause fungal infection
Soon to appear in the mask enforcement areas of certain Dem controlled states.
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