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In Chattogram first case of black fungus reported

Staff Correspondent
black fungus reported in Chattogram
"Ferdousi Begum, a victim of Patiya upazila -- recently recovered from Covid-19. She has been undergoing treatment for mucormycosis at the hospital for the last 3-4 days," said Dr Suzat Pal, department head of medicine in Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

“Our suspicion came true after a biopsy report confirmed that the woman has black fungus," he added.

According to family sources, Ferdousi tested positive for Covid on July 3. After undergoing treatment for 10-12 days, she tested negative on July 15. But she had to admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital again, following the post-Covid complications.

Ferdousi’s husband died of Coronavirus a few days ago.

“The black fungus patient will be referred to Birdem General Hospital in Dhaka soon", said Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi of Chattogram Civil Surgeon.

The first cases of black fungus in Bangladesh were detected in two Covid-recovered patients at Birdem General Hospital On May 25,.

The Civil Surgeon said, "The government will take necessary steps if there is a rise in the number of patients with black fungus rise in the country.Black fungus is infectious."

Black fungus, a rare infection, has a mortality rate of 50% "with some only saved by removing an eye. The fungus infects many areas of the body including the eyes, nose, face, and even the brain in severe cases.

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