They recovered from COVID, only to die of ‘black fungus.’ What we know about the disease sweeping India – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“We now have a new challenge of black fungus, we need to be cautious and prepare for it,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday.

At least seven states have declared black fungus a notifiable disease, in accordance with the central government’s advisory to collect data, according to respective state government authorities.

“These cases are being found in patients who have recovered from COVID, so there are a number of complications,” said J. V. Modi, medical superintendent at Gujarat’s Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. He added the hospital has seen a rise of cases in the past 10 days, as the country appeared to pass the peak of its second coronavirus wave.

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