Telangana Government declares Black Fungus an Epidemic

According to a notification issued by the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, it is a notifiable disease under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.
Mucormycosis Black Fungus
Mucormycosis Black Fungus

New Delhi: The Telangana government has been declared Mucormycosis (black fungus), which is primarily affecting people recovering from Covid under Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.

As part of this, all government and private health facilities will have to report suspected cases and confirmed cases to the Health department daily.

The screening, diagnosis and management of mucormycosis will have to be uniform and in compliance with MOHFW and ICMR guidelines.

The notification comes a day after the Director of Medical Education at a press conference said that there was unnecessary hype on the disease and there were only 80 cases in the state.

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