J&K declares black fungus as an epidemic disease
Srinagar, May 24 (KNO): The administration of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory on Monday declared black fungus or mucormycosis as an epidemic disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act- 1897.
Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the UT’s Health and Medical Education today issued a notification to declare black fungus as an epidemic disease.
The move comes days after the Government of India directed the states and Union territories to make black fungus a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act.
Jammu and Kashmir reported its first death due to black fungus on Friday after a 40-year-old Covid-19 recovered patient died of mucormycosis at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Jammu.
According to officials of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College Srinagar, GDC Srinagar, one case of mucormycosis was successfully operated in the institution in Nov 2020 and another strong suspect case is admitted in there—(KNO)
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