The central government has directed all the states to declare black fungus / Mucormycosis as an epidemic. The Union Health Ministry has asked states and union territories to notify black fungus as an epidemic under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897. Along with this, states have been asked to report every confirmed cases to the central government. All government, private health centers, medical colleges will have to follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and ICMR for the screening, diagnosis and management of Mucormycosis. Haryana, Rajasthan and Telangana have already declared black fungus an epidemic.
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Health Ministry asks states to declare Mucormycosis an epidemic
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