Odisha declares Black Fungus as notifiable disease

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today declared Mucormycosis or Black Fungus as a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

The Health and Family Welfare Department in a statement said Mucormycosis or Black Fungus has been included as a notifiable disease by exercising the power conferred by Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (3 of 1897) until further orders.

Earlier in the day, the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry directed the State Governments to declare Black Fungus as a notifiable disease under the ‘Epidemic Diseases Act’ as deaths due to the fungal infection are on the rise in the country.

On May 10, the Odisha government announced the first black fungus case was detected in the State.  Read the complete story: First Black Fungus Case Detected In Odisha

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