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AIIMS chief calls black fungus ‘misnomer’, says ‘not enough evidence of third wave impacting children more’ | Hyd News

AIIMS chief calls black fungus 'misnomer', says 'not enough evidence of third wave impacting children more' | NewsDeal

As India is witnessing a surge in not solely the COVID-19 cases throughout the second wave however as well as rising cases of black fungus, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria has now said that the cases of fungal an an infection will presumably come down as a result of the COVID-19 cases decrease.

On the tales of 4 white fungus cases being detected in Patna Medical College Hospital, Guleria said, “The most important thing to remember is that mucormycosis is not a black fungus. It is a misnomer… because there is some discolouration of the skin as it decreases blood supply, it may give a feeling that the area has become black, that is why the name has come.”

Guleria moreover addressed the fears that the third wave of the coronavirus could affect children higher than adults. He said, “There is not enough evidence to say that the third wave is going to predominantly affect the children. I think even in the coming wave will be protected because of the very nature of the virus that it causes less infection in children,” News18 quoted him as saying.

However, the AIIMS chief moreover said that acceptable measures are being taken to make it attainable for children are protected towards the virus.

“We will have some degree of protection for children because there are trials of vaccines for children and data should be out soon. Most vaccinologists think that the vaccine should be safe in children…Hopefully, in the next 3-4 months we will have vaccine approved for children,” he said.

“There is enough epidemiological evidence to suggest that even if the whole family is infected, it causes much milder disease in the children. It should continue even as the new waves come,” Guleria said.

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