First case of Green fungus (Aspergillosis)has been detected in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore. Besides it Black, white and yellow fungus infections was also reported earlier
What is Green fungus (Aspergillosis)-
Green fungus(Aspergillosis), is an infection caused by Aspergillus.Green fungus is a common type of mold that lives indoors and outdoors. Most people breathe in Aspergillus spores every day without getting sick.
How does it spread?
For people with healthy immune systems, inhaling Aspergillus spores is not harmful. But for weakened immune systems, breathing it’s spores in may cause infection in the lungs or sinuses.
It can then affect other parts of the body. If the infection goes untreated, it can cause infectious pneumonia.
Is it contagious?
It is not contagious and cannot be transmitted from one human being to another or between people and animals.
Why is it called Green fungus ?
It is not that the fungal infection gives colour shades in the body. Green fungus name is because the colour appears during its culture in the lab while testing it.
Mucormycosis gives black colour, while cindrella gives white and aspergillus gives green along with them yellow colour is a different species.
1. Stored grain
2. Decaying vegetation
3. Compost piles
4. Marijuana leaves
People at highest risk of infection who have following problems –
1. Weakened immune system
3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5. Cancer patient with undergoing chemotherapy
6. Organ transplanted
7. Taking high doses of corticosteroids
1. Keep good hygiene
2. Oral and physical cleanliness
3. Avoid going to dusty areas
4. Clean up stored contaminated water
5. Make a habit to use facemasks while going out
6. Frequently clean your face and hands with soap and water