Amid the rising number of black fungus and white fungus cases in the country, a person has now been diagnosed with a yellow fungus infection. In the national capital region (NCR), it has been witnessed first in Ghaziabad on Monday (May 24, 2021) and the yellow fungus is reportedly more dangerous than the black and white fungus.
Keep eyes on these symptoms
The patient is currently being treated at ENT surgeon Dr Brij Pal Tyagi’s hospital. The symptoms of yellow fungus are said to be lethargy, weight loss, low appetite, or no appetite at all. Subsequently, more severe symptoms of yellow fungus can also be the leakage of pus. It also reportedly affects the healing process of wounds and slows it down. It also results in sunken eyes and organ failure and eventually leads to necrosis.
Yellow fungus is a fatal disease
Yellow fungus is a fatal disease because it starts internally and it is important for a person to seek medical treatment as soon as he/she notices any symptoms. Poor hygiene mostly causes the yellow fungus infection and getting rid of old food and faeces helps in containing its spread. Too much humidity can also cause the infection as it promotes the proliferation of bacteria and fungus.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister on Monday morning said that so far, 5,424 cases of Mucormycosis have been reported in 18 states and UTs. “Out of 5,424 cases, 4,556 patients have a history of COVID-19 infection. 55% of the patients had diabetes,” he added.