Mucormycosis: India records more than 4,300 black fungus deaths – Yahoo News

An anti-fungal injection is the only drug reliable versus the disease, doctors say.The 2 worst-affected states are Maharashtra and Gujarat, where 1,785 individuals have actually passed away from mucormycosis.Dr Raghuraj Hegde, a Bangalore-based eye surgeon who has treated a number of mucormycosis clients, told the BBC that there had been “huge undercounting of both cases and deaths” from the disease.” We are seeing patients who were treated aggressively for the disease and discharged from hospitals returning with a recurrent infection which is manifesting in wider spread of the illness in the eye or brain,” Dr Akshay Nair, a Mumbai-based eye surgeon, told the BBC.Click here to see the BBC interactive