Black Fungus to be listed Under Epidemic Diseases Act as Cases Rise, Says the Center

The government has asked all states and union territories to notify "mucormycosis" or "black fungus" under the Epidemic Diseases Act. Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said in his letter "In recent times a new challenge in the form of a fungal infection namely Mucormycosis has emerged and is reported from many states amongst Covid-19 patients especially those on steroid therapy and deranged sugar control.