First case of ‘Green Fungus’ reported in India’s Madhya Pradesh
A 34-year-old Covid-19 patient who has recovered was diagnosed with "Green Fungus" (Aspergillosis) in central Indian state Madhya Pradesh's Indore city. This is possibly the first case of this type of virus in the country, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
India has so far reported black and white fungus among those who were either infected with Covid-19 or were recovering from the virus.
Ravi Dosi, head of the Department of Chest Diseases at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) said the man, who had recovered from Covid-19, underwent a test on suspicion that he had contracted the dreaded black fungus infection (mucormycosis).
But he was instead found to have "Green Fungus" (Aspergillosis) infection in his sinuses, lungs and blood, Dosi said.
Dosi said the man was admitted to a local hospital two months ago with coronavirus infection and was treated in the ICU for about a month.
"The patient recovered. But then he started having nose bleeds and high fever. He had also become very weak due to weight loss," he said.
Dosi said the patient was airlifted to Mumbai on Monday and was admitted to a hospital there.