The symposium will focus on the definition of black fungus, the nature of its infection, as well as methods of prevention and treatment.
Egypt has passed the peak of the third COVID-19 wave, as the infection rate began to decrease by 20 percent.
Egypt’s COVID-19 treatment protocol has been updated with new effective drugs being added, said Dr. Hossam Hosny.
The ministry stated that the total number of infections that was registered in Egypt thus far is 258,407 cases, including 189,476 cases that have been cured, and 14,904 deaths.
A 62-year old lady in Fayoum, who recently recovered from COVID-19, was diagnosed with the fungal infection.
Advisor to President on health affairs, Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, affirmed that there is no reason to be concerned about the black fungus spreading in Egypt.
The disease is not contagious or exclusive to COVID-19 patients.