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Delhi govt declares 'Black Fungus' an epidemic in the national capital

Putting out an official notification, the Delhi government on Thursday declared Mucormycosis an epidemic

Delhi government | epidemic | Health crisis


Black fungus
A doctor checks a patient for black fungus (Photo: PTI)

Putting out an official notification, the on Thursday declared 'Black Fungus' (Mucormycosis) an in the capital.

Lately, the cases of the infection in Delhi have been on the rise.

While on May 21, Delhi had a total of 200 cases of Black Fungus, the number of the infection witnessed a steep rise and reached 620 on May 26.

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, and Bihar are other states to have declared the infection as an disease under the Disease Act 1897. (ANI)

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Central government to consider a complete waiver of import duties of the drug Amphotericin B, used to treat Mucormycosis, for a limited period till the scarcity of drug is resolved in the country.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, May 28 2021. 07:15 IST