*Identify Mucormycosis by its name and not colour, says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria after yellow, white and black fungus cases*

25th May,2021

*Identify Mucormycosis by its name and not colour, says AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria after yellow, white and black fungus cases*

In the wake of reports of yellow, white, and black fungus cases in India, AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria urged people to recognise Mucormycosis by its name rather than its colour on Monday (May24, 2021).During a press conference, Dr. Guleria stated that labelling the same fungus with multiple colour designations can cause misunderstanding.Another type of fungus is black fungus.Mucormycosis is one of the common fungal diseases identified in COVID-19 patients who are healing or recovering, according to him.

The number of cases recorded is increasing, but it is not a communicable disease," Dr Guleria explained, "meaning it does not pass from one person to another like COVID-19 does."

"Candida fungal infection can appear with symptoms such as white patches in the mouth, oral canals, and tongue," he noted of the infection's prevalence. It can infect the intimate regions of the body and is also present in the blood (in which case it can become serious). Aspergillosis is a fungal infection that affects and infects the lungs by producing cavities in the lungs.According to the head of AIIMS Delhi, 90 percent to 95 percent of patients infected with Mucormycosis were either diabetic or taking steroids.

"This illness is quite uncommon in people who aren't diabetic or on medications," he explained.

"Some warning indications for mucormycosis, such as headache, corrosion or bleeding from the nose, swelling below the eye, decrease of facial sensibility, should be reported to doctors if detected in high-risk patients or those on steroids," he noted.Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said earlier on Monday that 5,424 cases of Mucormycosis have been detected so far in 18 states and UTs.

"4,556 patients out of 5,424 have a history of COVID-19 infection. A total of 55% of the patients had d "He went on to say, "abetes."Dr Randeep Guleria, speaking about the pandemic's impact on children and young people, said that youngsters suffered collateral harm as a result of mental stress, smartphone addiction, and educational obstacles.

He also stated that there is currently no indication that the third wave of COVID-19 would have a significant impact on youngsters.