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Haryana Government Classifies Black Fungus as Notified Disease

Haryana Government Classifies Black Fungus as Notified Disease

  • Recently, black fungus disease has spread in Haryana, which has been declared as a Notified Disease by the Haryana Government.
  • The intention of declaring a disease as a notified disease is that now government officials will have to inform the government of every case of Black Fungus Disease.

Mucormycosis or “Black Fungus”

  • According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Mucormycosis, or “Black Fungus” occurs mainly in people who are fighting other health problems. This weakens the immune system of the patient.
  • The COVID-19 epidemic in India has made black fungus a dangerous disease, and some people have lost their lives.

Notified Category of Disease

  • At the place where this disease is found, the doctors have to inform the Chief Medical Officer of the district about the illness in their patients.
  • Thus it will help the authorities to collect information on the spread of the disease, monitor the disease, and determine the early warnings.

What are Notified Diseases?

  • It is a disease that has to be legally reported to the government.

WHO on Notified Diseases

  • Reporting of Notified DISEASES is mandatory as per WHO’s International Health Regulations, This will help WHO in its global monitoring and advisory role. Currently, this list is limited to only three main diseases namely yellow fever, cholera, and plague.

Can the Central Government Declare a Notified Disease?

  • In fact, health is a state subject, so only state governments have the right to declare Notified Diseases. However, the Central Government maintains a list of Notified Diseases.

List of Notified Diseases in India

  • AIDS, Dengue fever, Hepatitis-B, Malaria, Whooping cough (Pertussis), Rabies, Tetanus, Viral encephalitis, Anemia, Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Influenza, Measles, Plague, Smallpox, Tuberculosis, Malnutrition, Iodine deficiency, Cholera, Hepatitis A, Leprosy, Cerebrospinal fever, Polio, Scarlet fever, Typhoid fever, Vitamin A deficiency.

Source: Indian Express

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