New Delhi: After the fungus, now another fungal attack in the country has increased the concern. This is Aspergillosis. Like the black fungus, it is also attacking the patients of Coronavirus. This infection is occurring in patients who are either corona positive or have recovered from the corona. 8 cases of Aspergillus have been found in Vadodara, Gujarat. Apart from this, some such patients are being treated in Ghaziabad in Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh.
What is Aspergillus and what are its symptoms? Which people are at risk of this fungal attack? Let us try to understand the answer to all these questions in easy language.
What is Aspergillis?
This type of fungus lives in or near your house. They usually grow on dead leaves and rotten things. By the way, this fungus goes inside our body through our breaths, but we do not fall ill soon. This fungus is more vulnerable to such people whose immunity is very weak. Especially these days, the risk of corona patients has increased significantly.
- Usually, these infections make people with weak immunity a victim. According to the American Health Body, it spreads to people who have asthma.
- Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis usually occurs in people who have other lung diseases including tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or sarcoidosis.
- Who has had a stem cell transplant or organ transplant? Patients taking chemotherapy for cancer
What are the symptoms?
- runny nose
- Reduced smelling ability
- coughing up blood
- shortness of breath
- lose weight
Experts believe that it is less dangerous than black fungal infection, but it cannot be taken lightly. Doctors consider it a form of white fungus. It is slightly less dangerous than black and white fungus.