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Another black fungus case identified in Chittagong

  • Published at 06:35 pm August 9th, 2021
Black fungus
A magnified scan of black fungus Collected

Unlike the previous case, the patient had not tested positive for Covid-19

Another patient infected with the deadly black fungus has been identified in Chittagong.

The 45-year-old patient, a resident of Karnafuli upazila, was attacked in his eyes. Unlike the previous case, he had not tested positive for Covid-19 and was vaccinated with both doses. 

The patient has been undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) since Sunday, August 8.

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Prof Dr Sujat Paul, head of the Medicine Department at CMCH, said: “The patient was suffering from toothache and eye complications. After a thorough investigation, the patient was diagnosed with Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) on August 5 and he is being treated at the Department of Medicine of the hospital since August 8,”

Necessary steps are being taken for his treatment, he added.

Relatives of the patient said they are concerned as the primary medicine for his treatment is expensive.  

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The Amphotericin-B injection plays an important role in treating patients with black fungus infection. It costs roughly Tk84,000 for the required three doses a day. 

According to doctors, the treatment of black fungus depends largely on the severity of the infection. Treatment for patients with severe infection is expensive, as they require more doses.