Odisha Government Declares Black Fungus As An Epidemic

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in mind the rising cases of black fungus or mucormycosis, the state government today declared it as an epidemic.

The order reads as below:

“Government after careful consideration have been pleased to include mucormycosis (Black Fungus) as notifiable disease by exercising the power conferred by section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (3 of 1897) until further orders.”

In view of the reported rise in the incidence of Black Fungus among the Covid 19 patients in Odisha, a State Level Committee has been constituted to monitor the incidence of Mucormycosis in patients admitted to different Hospitals in the State and to formulate a guideline for early detection and management of such cases if detected.

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