Yesterday, Monday, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced the registration of the first death from the black fungus disease, weeks after the spread of this disease in India.
A medical source said that the man who died was 51 years old and resides in Dhi Qar Governorate, in the south of the country, noting that 4 other injuries were recorded with this disease, and the injured, all of them men, are being treated in a hospital in the governorate. Read also Indifference, fear and rumors .. Why is vaccination against Corona faltering in Iraq?One of the richest countries in the world .. Why does Iraq resort to foreign aid to confront the outbreak of Corona?Middle East Eye: This is how travel agencies in Basra falsify Corona tests
A source in the Health Directorate of Dhi Qar Governorate said that “infections with the black fungus were the result of complications from the Corona virus, which reduces the human body’s immunity and makes it vulnerable to other diseases.”
And this disease, which is not contagious, began to spread, especially among those who recovered from “Covid-19”, especially in India earlier in the month of last May, and caused the death of hundreds in it, and it is a fatal disease that kills 50% of those infected in it within a few days. .
And people with diabetes and a weak immune system are most likely to develop it. Black fungus is caused by organisms called molds that can enter the body through breathing or injuries to the skin.
So far, the number of daily infections with “Covid-19” in Iraq is still high but stable, between 3,000 to 4,000 cases per day at least, while a partial curfew is still in effect in the country.
The total number of cases in Corona, as of Monday evening, reached 1,201,352, including 16,375 deaths. So far, 594,927 people have received the vaccine against “Covid-19”, according to data from the Ministry of Health, which is a very small number in a country with a population of 40 million.
About one million vaccines entered Iraq through the Kovacs mechanism, according to the World Health Organization.