Covid ravaged India faces BLACK FUNGUS crisis that leaves sufferers blind
INDIA is heading towards another crisis as doctors reveal that they are running out of drug supplies to treat the DEADLY Black Fungus infection.
Known as Amphotericin B, the drug helps to treat mucormycosis which is capable of causing Covid patients limbs to rot.
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The Sun recently reported that cases of the disease are growing by the day, with the killer infection registering just a 50% survival rate.
Some of the most severe cases have resulted in loss of eyesight, with some patients having to have their nose and jawbones removed.
Those suffering from diabetes, cancer and HIV/Aids are said to be most at risk.
Doctors believe the infection could be triggered by the use of steroids in severely ill Covid patients.
Last week, Maharashtra's health minister Rajesh Tope said there were 1,500 cases of the infection in the state, which is one of the worst affected in the second wave of Covid-19 in India.
As many as 52 people have died due to mucormycosis since the coronavirus outbreak started last year, according to the BBC.
Officials in Gujarat state said that close to 900 cases of "black fungus" had been reported in the past month.
The new health crisis hits a country that is still battling the surge of cases caused by the second wave.
On Wednesday, India recorded another record day of fatalities with 4,529 deaths and 267,334 new infections.
As a result, many families have been forced to carry out their own burials and cremations, leading to fears that more than 283,000 have died.
According to The Mail, hundreds of decomposing bodies of coronavirus victims are now washing up in the Ganges across India, as the country reaches breaking point.
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