India reported a new type of fungal infection, Aspergillosis on Thursday. The country is witnessing new fungus variants every other day. So far, 11,000 Black Fungus cases are reported in India. Maharashtra and Gujrat are the worst hit due to this fungal infection. On Thursday, Vadodara reported 262 new Black Fungus cases. And also 8 cases of a new fungal infection.
New Fungal Infection Reported in Vadodara, Gujrat
Vadodara on Thursday reported 8 new Aspergillosis cases. This fungus is seen in COVID-19 recovered patients. It is quite similar to Black Fungus. The matter is extremely worrisome. Amidst rising Coronavirus cases, these fungal infections are spreading recklessly. All eight patients are undergoing treatment. Since it is a new disease, nobody knows much about it. Here are a few things that we know about the rising fungal infection.
What is Aspergillosis Fungal Infection?
Pulmonary aspergillosis is usually reported in people with low immunity. People with compromised immunity are prone to this disease. But this infection, which is observed in COVID-19 patients, is rare. Experts claim that it is not as fatal as Black Fungus. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t fatal at all. Meanwhile, severe cases can result in death as well.
Why is this Caused?
Usually, Aspergillosis is observed in COVID-19 recovered patients. They are developing due to excessive use of steroids. Patients with compromised immunity are at high risk. The non-sterile water used for hydrating oxygen supply is also responsible for its occurrence. However, doctors and experts believe that the use of steroids is a prominent reason. The continuous use of steroids leads to this disease. Professionals are warned not to overuse steroids. On the other hand, they are asked to keep it as minimal as possible.
What Exactly is Aspergillosis?
According to the CDC, Aspergillosis is a fungal infection. CDC stands for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Aspergillus, a common mould causes this fungal infection. This infection lives indoors and outdoors. Most people inhale the spores every day without getting sick. But those with weak immune systems, contract it easily. Moreover, people with lung issues are also vulnerable to the disease. The fungal infection causes allergic reactions in an individual’s body. Besides that, it also causes infections in the lungs and other body parts.