INDIA: BLACK MUSHROOM Alarm for COVID sufferers, 1 out of 2 die. THE SITUATION
A new EPIDEMY threatens INDIA and the WORLDAs if the coronavirus to keep us still “trapped” in the nightmare for more than a year, one new worrying threat arrives from India. It is a deadly mycosis, the so-called black mushroom, the latest horrible complication indirectly linked to COVID-19 that is affecting the subcontinent.
Thousands of people have developed mycosis in recent weeks, usually very rare, but which leads to death in 50% of cases, one out of two. A wave of infections attributed to the excessive use of steroids, used by doctors to treat the millions of patients affected by the coronavirus. For now they are at least 5,500 people in India affected by mycormycosis and 126 deaths from this fungal infection. Widespread shortly before COVID, in India there are normally less than 20 cases of black fungus per year, the disease is very aggressive and surgeons are sometimes forced to perform extremely invasive interventions to prevent the spores from reaching the brains of patients, in some cases removing the eyes, nose, jaw.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, only people with severely compromised immune systems were at risk. The current rapid increase in cases, as reported by the agency Ansa, is largely attributed to the uncontrolled use of steroids, which have as a side effect the weakening of the immune system, already altered by the presence of the virus.
Contaminated water in oxygen cylinders or in hospital air humidifiers it does the rest, giving the fungus the opportunity to spread quickly. In short, a worrying situation that the Indian government has defined a real epidemic. For this reason, the Indians’ request for help is on finding medicines to cure the black fungus.