A 55-year-old man who recovered from COVID-19 in Jabalpur has been diagnosed with the White Fungus or Aspergillu Flavus infection, making him the first to suffer from the illness in Madhya Pradesh, a health official said today.
The man was operated on May 17 after his headache and eye pain did not subside, and a test on Friday detected the white fungus infection in his nose, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College's ENT Department head Dr Kavita Sachdeva said.
White fungus is curable with medicines and does not need injections like Mucormycosis, better known as black fungus, nor is it as deadly, she said. Both affect people with uncontrolled sugar levels, Dr Sachdeva said, adding that white fungus "is not rare and many people have been cured of it earlier".
Meanwhile, MP Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said the state had 650 confirmed cases of black fungus, a rare and dangerous fungal infection being found in people with COVID-19 as well as those who have recovered.
The state had recently declared black fungus a notified disease.
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