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Black Fungus or Mucormycosis: Dos and don’ts, symptoms and treatment

Published by Editorial Team |Published : May 18, 2021 6:54 PM IST

A rise in the cases of a rare fungal infection called "mucormycosis" or "black fungus" is being reported in Covid-19 patients from various states in India. It a rare but serious fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes which is commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables. The infection is believed to be triggered by the use of steroids, a life-saving treatment for severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients. According to doctors, Mucormycosis has an overall mortality rate of 50%. Watch the video to know about the associated symptoms, risk factors, treatment and more.

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