After circulating information on social media about the presence of a number of cases of black fungus, the Director-General of Al-Mowasat University Hospital in Damascus, Dr. Essam Al-Amin, denied the existence of cases out of control, or indicating the existence of a pandemic, as happened in some countries.
In a special statement to “Hashtag”, he confirmed that there have been cases of black fungus disease in Syria since before the infection with the Corona virus.
He pointed out that these cases of infection are not new and have been in Syria for years, adding: “Despite the existence of these cases, we have not witnessed an outbreak or increase in the number of infections.
Al-Amin said that during the past month, there were 5 injuries, and the month that preceded it, 3 injuries, and the number of these cases per month has not changed for years.
He reiterated that all cases are treated until the stage of recovery, as black fungus is a disease that affects the sinuses and is treated surgically and then treated with a specific medicine.
And a member of the advisory team to confront Corona, Dr. Naboug Al-Awa, had confirmed in a previous statement to “Hashtag” that the black fungus has been present and documented for a long time and it is not a new disease, adding that the spread of “black fungus” does not cause concern and fear, especially for a person with strong immunity.