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Amidst growing Covid cases, Black Fungus fear sweeps Karnataka after 3 deaths reported

Amidst increasing Covid cases and deaths, now, Karnataka is under the fear of killer Black Fungus cases. On Sunday, Bengaluru, Belagavi and Kolar reported a number of Black Fungus cases and the patients were struggling to get treatment. While Bengaluru city reported one or two deaths, Belagavi witnessed one death and one more patient is in critical stage.

Amidst growing Covid cases, Black Fungus fear sweeps Karnataka after 3 deaths reported-dnm
Bengaluru, First Published May 16, 2021, 6:53 PM IST
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Black Fungus scare sweeps Karnataka as three deaths and over 25 cases have been reported so far.

Two cases from Belagavi out of which one person died and another in critical stage and two more deaths were reported from Bengaluru city.

As per reports, Bengaluru's Victoria Hospital reported 14 cases, out of which 5 are undergoing treatment and 7 are discharged after recovering from Covid.

In Kolar, 12 cases have come to light so far out of which 4 have already received treatment and have been brought to life from the jaws of death and the remaining are struggling to get treatment.

Few days after recovery from Covid, face swelling, stuffy and runny nose, and red eyes were noticed among the patients and once the diagnosis was confirmed as a Black Fungus infection.
In one of the cases, the doctors have come to the conclusion that one patient was wearing a facemask for the last one week and this has aggravated the infection.

As per doctors, Black Fungus occurs among those patients who have uncontrolled sugar, aged and with comorbid conditions like hypertension and those who were administered steroids. Due to this medication and wearing of the same face mask, the nasal region gets infected and from there the fungus spreads to sinus, eyes and brain. Mediation and surgery is the only treatment and if delayed, death is certain.

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