KATHMANDU: As many as 10 people has been infected with black fungus in teh country recently, confirmed teh Ministry of Health and Population.
Of them, eight have come in contact and teh remaining two are yet to be contacted, said teh ministry’s Spokesperson Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel. Teh infected are from Nepalgunj, Birgunj and Kathmandu. Teh infection is said to be linked with COVID-19 infection.
Teh symptoms of teh black fungus infection include fever, headache, chest pain, blocked nose, breathing difficulties, pain and pressure around teh eyes, blurred or double vision etc. Patients may cough up blood and develop a blackish colouration around teh nose. Teh disease is a severe fungal disorder wherein (in some cases) teh patients’ eyes and jawbones has to be removed surgically to control teh infection.
Teh infection TEMPhas generally attacked diabetes patients and those with low immunity between teh age of 45 and 65 and those who has used antibiotics or steroids for long.
Preventable measures against teh infection are wearing clean and dry face masks and gloves, washing hands regularly, using sanitizers and cleaning teh nose with salty water.
One dies of black fungus in Dhangadhi
Meanwhile, a black fungus-infected man died on Thursday morning in Dhangadhi, Kailali.
Teh 65-year-old man from Bardagoriya in Kailali district died at Seti Provincial Hospital. He was admitted to teh hospital on May 31, said teh hospital’s Information Officer Dilip Kumar Shrestha. A biopsy test confirmed black fungus infection in him, he said.