March 25, 2023

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Black fungus threatens goiter patients in India

Government of India, One of the countries most affected by the corona virus, Now fighting a new infection: mycomycosis, also known as “black fungus”. The increase in cases has alerted health officials in the region because it mainly affects patients with Govt-19 or patients who have already recovered, but still have a weakened immune system.

Infection is obtained by contact with the spores of the fungus, which is present almost everywhere in the air and in the environment, or through the skin through cuts or open wounds. Most of the time it does not lead to infection, but it can have serious effects on the health of patients with weakened immune systems, such as taking drugs to fight AIDS, diabetes or bacteria and germs. That is why Kovit patients are at risk of recovering from corticosteroids.

14,000 cases of black fungus have been detected in India. It may seem small to the world’s second most populous country with a population of over 1.3 billion, but the rate is much higher than other countries. In addition, it is a high mortality infection: it can reach up to 80% depending on the patient’s previous condition.

In addition to symptoms such as corona virus-fever, cough or respiratory disorder, the main warning signs of murcomycosis are facial swelling on one side, headache, nasal congestion and black sores on the nasal bridge or inner part of the mouth.

Lack of medicines and health infrastructure to serve the people is helping to spread black fungus in India. Furthermore, a significant portion of the Indian population has diabetes (many undiagnosed), so the risk of infection is high.

On the other hand, in the United States, the country with the highest diabetes rate in the world (9.3%), black fungus represents a rare infection because the health system has too many resources and most patients are controlled.

Imbalance in vaccines

The threat of black fungus is another example of how the epidemic affects countries differently depending on their socio-economic status. At first, this imbalance was reflected in the ability to care for patients, but now it is the vaccines that come in different rates in rich and poor countries.

Thus, step Information Data in our world show that in India only 16.5 doses of the vaccine are given per 100 people, while in the United States 90.5 doses are given per 100 people, and in the UK 101, 8. On the other hand, countries like Cameroon or Mali do not reach the level of 100 citizens, Nigeria is slightly above unity and more Pakistan, one of the most populous countries, has given only 3.7 doses per 100 people.

Percentage of the population receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.

Our world in data

To combat this imbalance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the availability of vaccine manufacturers. Kovax, Global Vaccination Program, Half of its production volume this year.

The Kovacs platform was launched in the midst of an epidemic in April 2020, and the Coalition for Vaccines is working with the Coalition to Improve Innovation for Infectious Product (CBI) and the World Health Organization. The aim is to accelerate the delivery of vaccines to poorer countries to ensure fair and equitable access to global health and to reach 20% of the vaccinated population as soon as possible.

Types, with Greek characters

Combining variants of the corona virus with their counterparts can lead to situations such as discrimination and racism, which already occurred at the beginning of the epidemic. Asian Community The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China.

Currently, at least 10 species have been identified, and their scientific name is difficult to remember by public opinion, so they were baptized with the name of the place where they were found. This includes the P.1.17 or British variant, the P.1.351 or South African variant, the P.1 or Brazilian variant, and the P.167.2 or Indian variant.

Faced with the stigma and discrimination it causes to these countries, the WHO has decided to rename each new genre with a letter of the Greek alphabet. In this way, the English become the alpha variant; South Africa, beta; The Brazilian gamma and Indian delta discovered in November 2020. All four of these are viewed with great concern by health officials because they have the most serious consequences for patients.

Sources: BBC, EFE, WHO


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