Black Fungus in J&K: Total 10 cases detected so far; 2 have died, say officials


Srinagar: In total, ten black fungus cases have been detected in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir so far of which two have died while remaining eight are being treated, health officials said Wednesday.

A senior health official told news agency that  there are eight “strong suspected” cases of black fungus popularly known as Mucormycosis admitted in J&K hospital, however, final confirmation is yet to come.

“The suspected cases include three from Kuthua, two from Jammu and one each from Reasi and Udhmapur in Jammu division and one from Srinagar in Kashmir division,” the official said.

He said that a person who was a suspected case of black fungus died on Wednesday and before him, another infected person had died in GMC Jammu.

Financial commissioner health and medical education Atal Dhulo told KNO that there are 8 suspected cases of black fungus in J&K at present. J&K government has already declared black fungus as an epidemic—(KNO)

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