Health 'Mucormycosis Not New Disease, Neither Contagious': Doctors

‘Mucormycosis Not New Disease, Neither Contagious’: Doctors

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In a bid to allay the growing fear psychosis among public about ‘Black Fungus’, HoD Chest Diseases Hospital, Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, on Sunday said that Mucormycosis was ‘not a new disease neither contagious’.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Shah, hailed as Valley’s leading Pulmonologist, wrote; “As per HoD Oral & Maxillofacial surgery GDC Srinagar they have already successfully operated one case of mucormycosis in Nov 2020 and another strong suspect case admitted with them.. both post covid and diabetics (sic.).”

In a successive tweet, Shah wrote; “Mucormycosis is not a new disease neither is contagious. We just need to avoid self medication like steroids, identify high risk patients and keep blood sugar under control.”

It is pertinent to mention here that Jammu and Kashmir has recorded a solitary ‘Mucormycosis’ death case so far, as reported by GNS on confirmation from Principal GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan on May 21. (GNS)

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