OREANDA-NEWS. The number of cases of "black mold" in India increased by 150% in three weeks and reached 31,216 thousand cases, more than two thousand people died. This was reported by the NDTV channel with reference to medical sources.

According to reports, the state of Maharashtra suffered the most from this disease, there were 7,057 cases of the disease, more than 600 people died. The "top three" also includes the state of Gujarat, where the number of cases exceeded 5 thousand, there are more than 300 deaths. The third most affected state is Rajasthan, where the number of infections reached almost 3 thousand, 188 cases died.

It is noted that the reason for the rapid spread of the disease is an acute shortage of the drug "Amphotericin-B" (an antifungal agent), which is necessary to treat those infected with "black mold", as well as the general congestion of the Indian health care system.

Mucormycosis, or black mold, is a complication caused by a fungal infection. The disease can develop in those who are in contact with fungal spores in the environment, or after the fungus enters the skin through a cut, scratch, or burn. The disease poses the greatest danger to people with diabetes, as well as those whose immunity is reduced after fighting the disease, in particular, with the coronavirus.