Black fungus or Mucormycosis is caused by exposure to fungal spores prevalent in the environment.
DGHC, the Directorate General of Health Services, comes under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Black fungus patients have been found in most of the states of the country so far.
With the addition of 153 new cases, the total number has increased to 773 in Delhi.
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Haryana, Rajasthan and Telangana have already declared black fungus an epidemic.
In Rajasthan, about 100 patients are found infected with black fungus.
The black fungus disease can affect the face, nose, eyes or brain of the patient, which can also lead to vision loss.
Symptoms of mucormycosis have been observed in COVID-19 patients who also have uncontrolled diabetes.
ICMR stated that if this fungal disease is not treated on time, it can prove fatal for the patient.