Madhya Pradesh government has notified ‘black fungus’ or mucormycosis as an epidemic under the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Madhya Pradesh Public Health Act. Cases of black fungus or mucormycosis are increasing in the state and over 650 patients admitted to government medical colleges. A disease notified under the epidemic diseases act is required by law to be reported to the government authorities. The collection of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease and provide early warning of possible outbreaks.
May 23, 2021, 12:01PM ISTSource: TNN & Agencies