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Black fungus detected in two children in Karnataka, total 1250 cases in state

New Delhi: Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, has now been identified in children. This is the first such case reported in the country, with two children from Karnataka infected with mucormycosis.

Both an 11-year-old girl from Ballari district and a 14-year-old boy from Chitradurga district have been infected with the fungal disease, and both are set to lose one eye as a result of the infection.

“Two children are being treated at Government Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals for black fungus infections.

They have Acute Juvenile Diabetes (AJD), which is a type of diabetes that affects children under the age of 18 “According to a senior health official,

They had COVID-19 but were unaware of it, according to a health official, and were admitted to the hospital after developing complications.

In the state, approximately 1,250 cases of black fungus have been reported. According to the state health department, 1,193 people are currently receiving treatment, 18 of whom have been cured, while 39 have died as a result of the infection.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar told reporters that the state has received approximately 10,000 vials of amphotericin-B, a drug used to treat fungal infections.

Black Fungus has emerged as a post-COVID-19 complication, particularly among diabetics with high blood sugar levels.

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