White Fungus Disease

White Fungus Disease

Patna, the capital of Bihar state, has recently received information about four cases of the disease called ‘White Fungus’ i.e. ‘Candidiasis’.

What is white fungus?

  • It occurs as a fungus in water and other liquids or similar substances. It can spread to individuals only after coming into contact with it. Its infection spreads quickly in those people who have low immunity.
  • COVID-19 like symptoms are seen in patients with ‘white fungus’, but their COVID test is negative. This infection can be identified primarily through CT-scan or X-ray.

Effect:

  • This disease can also infect the nails, skin, stomach, kidneys, brain, genitals and mouth along with human lungs.

Source – PIB

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