Amid the rise of black and white fungus cases in the country, a new variant, the Yellow fungus has been reported today i.e. on 24 May 2021 in the Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. It is claimed that the Yellow Fungus is far worse than both White and Black fungus.
A teenage son rushed his father to the hospital after he started bleeding from his eyes and nose. According to Dr. Tyagi, an ENT specialist whose hospital the patient was admitted to, spoke to the media confirming that the patient had Yellow Fungus.
He further said that the patient recovered from COVID-19 just a few days ago. According to the Doctor, this fungus was never found in a human body before today, though reported in a few animals rarely.
Experts suggest that, unlike the two other infections, yellow fungus infection could be much scarier because of how it affects the body’s internal organs. Unlike the two other fungi, Yellow fungus starts within the body.
Yellow Fungus Causes
It is important to note that most of the fungal infections of this type start off due to unsanitary conditions like poor hygiene, contaminated food, or overuse of steroids, medications, or poor oxygen use. Patients using immunity-suppressing medications are possibly at a greater risk of catching the infection.
Yellow fungus infection is mainly caused due to bad hygiene. Hene, It is very important to keep the surroundings clean as much as possible. Take out all the old foods and fecal matter as soon as possible to help prevent the growth of bacteria such as Yellow Fungus.
Yellow Fungus Symptoms
Both black and white fungal infections can cause disturbing symptoms, which can even lead to intense swelling.
What makes the yellow fungus even worse than the others as it starts to weaken in the body internally, and causes very different symptoms at first.
It is claimed that it affects the functioning of both heart and brain simultaneously in the worst cases. Some of the commonly known symptoms of the infection as of now are:
- Poor or no appetite
- Weight loss
- Poor metabolism
- Sunken eyes
Yellow Fungus Precautions
As yellow fungus arises due to poor hygiene, high humidity, and consumption of contaminated food, few ways to prevent the fungus are: Discarding old food, proper disposal of waste, proper hygienic conditions. In case of high humidity in a closed space, it should not be allowed to reach 30-40 percent.
High moisture and heat in the air allow further fast growth of the fungus. Hence, proper ventilation with good hygiene in the surroundings is a key to prevent the fungus.
Yellow Fungus Treatment
The relieving news is that this fungus can be cured. If detected in the early stages, yellow fungus infection can be cured by injecting Amphotericin B injection, which is a common antifungal drug. However, once found in a human body, it takes more than to cure both the White and Black fungal infections.
There’s been a constant rise in recently reported black fungus and white fungus cases, both caused by the spread of environmental and unsanitary conditions. To date, there have been above 8000 cases reported in the country.
However, as it is being witnessed right now, there’s now a new and far worse danger awaiting mankind amid the COVID-19. Further and in-depth news, official information about the new fungus, its prevention, and cure is awaited from the Government.