Bengal govt trying to come up with guidelines to tackle black fungus: Official

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Kolkata, May 20 (PTI) The West Bengal government is trying to formulate a set of guidelines to tackle mucormycosis, commonly called 'black fungus', which, up until Thursday, has infected six persons, a senior official of the state health department said.

He also stressed that not all such cases of fungal infection are associated with COVID-19.

As of now, the administration has enough Amphotericin B - an anti-fungal medication - in its stock.

'We are trying to develop guidelines in consultation with the experts, based on the data collected from all districts,' the official said. PTI SCH RMS RMS