black fungus

What is black fungus ?

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Black fungus or Mucormycosis is a deadly fungal infection found in some Covid-19 patients with uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged intensive care stay. Cases of black fungus has been increasing an alarming rate among covid patients in India.

Black fungus or Mucormycosis is a rare but serious fungal infection. Though there is no major outbreak the reporting of black fungus is increasing in few states. The disease often infects the skin and also affects the lungs and brain. Black fungus is present naturally in the environment and people who are on extended medication and low immunity might get infected by this virus

The sinus or lungs of patients suffering from covid-19 are getting infected by inhaling black fungus present in the air. Normally when someone gets infected, the signs of infection are pain and redness around the eyes and nose with fever. Symptoms might also include head ache, coughing, shortness of breath, mental fatigue and blood vomits.

Black fungus might be very dangerous for people suffering from diabetes. Doctors believe the virus might be triggered due to the use of steroids and life-saving drugs used on covid patients. Steroids help to reduce inflammation in the lungs but they also reduce blood sugar levels. Doctors say they are surprised by the severity and frequency of the fungal infection during second wave

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