Mycologists warn of emerging more dangerous fungi than black fungus

DM | Published: 9:13 AM Sep 20 2021
Local Mycologists warn of emerging more dangerous fungi than black fungus

Amid reports of several COVID patients diagnosed with black fungus, Colombo Medical Research Institute Consultant Mycologist Dr. Primali Jayasekara warned of a more dangerous fungi variety that infects COVID-19 patients.

The Aspergillus fungus starts to colonize within the lungs and later spreads throughout the entire body. 

According to Dr. Primali Jayasekara, such patients are the ones who have suffered COVID-19 pneumonia.

Furthermore, she said that black fungus is not new to Sri Lanka and it can burgeon anywhere in the country, adding that anyone can be affected.

DM | Published: 9:13 AM Sep 20 2021

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