Risk of black fungus by repeatedly taking swab samples to test for covid

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 30, 2021 01:20 PM2021-07-30T13:20:07+5:302021-07-30T13:20:07+5:30

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Corona's cases in the country seems to be slowing down a bit. The total number of coronavirus cases has crossed the three crore mark. More than four million people have died from the corona. However, the risk of Black Fungus has increased.

Of the 352 patients at the hospital, 230 were sampled twice for testing. Of the 230, 116 were black fungus patients and had been tested for corona more than twice.

The disease is called "mucormycosis" and is mainly seen in corona patients. The number of Mucormycosis patients in the country is steadily increasing

The country is witnessing the rise in black fungus cases. The steadily growing number of patients has added to the administration's concern. Meanwhile, shocking information has come to light once again.

Frequent swab samples for corona testing have been reported to pose a greater risk of Black Fungus. Research has revealed this. A research has been done in this regard in AIIMS, Delhi.

According to the researchers, the nasal mucosa, which prevents fungi and bacteria from entering the body, is hit when a swab stick is inserted into the nose while taking a sample. Therefore, the risk of black fungus is increasing.

The research, conducted under the guidance of Naveet Wig, head professor of medicine at AIIMS, involved 352 patients. Of these, 152 patients were infected with black fungus along with corona.

Of the 352 patients at the hospital, 230 were sampled twice for testing. Of the 230, 116 were black fungus patients and had been tested for corona more than twice.

Injury to the nasal mucosa weakens the immune system. This allows the fungus in the air to enter the body very easily. This increases the risk of other diseases. The doctor has given valuable advice in this regard.

Patients admitted to the hospital have been told not to test the corona continuously. Research has shown that patients with diabetes have a higher risk of developing black fungus. A Hindi website has reported about this.

It is now being reported that patients are at risk of Black Fungus again even after surgery. This has also bothered the doctors and it is being said to be alert in time. Black fungus continues to spread rapidly even after surgery.

This was revealed in the research of SMS Medical College's Mucormycosis Board. According to the research, so far 27 patients have been found in the SMS hospital who were re-infected with black fungus after surgery.

Some states have even declared black fungus an epidemic due to the growing number of patients. Therefore, the black fungus has increased the anxiety of people who are already living in fear of the corona. Experts say there are various reasons for the spread of the disease.

Black fungus is rampant in many states of the country. Serious situations have arisen in some places. Various measures are being taken to prevent infection.