Indian fungal disease is not found in Sri Lanka: Ministry of Health

Indian fungal disease is not found in Sri Lanka: Ministry of Health

Written by Tharusha Kumarasinghe

23 May, 2021 | 9:26 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) The fungal infection detected in the Ampara District, is not similar to the black fungus infection detected in India, the Health Ministry said.

A 35-year old COVID-19 infected individual from Ampara had been admitted to the Ampara Hospital on the 4th of May after being infected with the fungal infection.

A PCR Test conducted on the patient returned positive, and the patient was transferred to a COVID-19 treatment facility.

The patient passed away on the 14th of May.

Further tests are being carried out into this fungal infection, the Deputy Director-General of Health Services – Dr. Hemantha Herath said.

The final results of these tests are likely to be published tomorrow, he added.

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