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Quixplained: What is mucormycosis or black fungus seen in Covid-19 patients?

Mucormycosis or 'black fungus' symptoms, treatment, prevention: What is mucormycosis or 'black fungus'? Who is at risk? What are the symptoms and treatment? Take a look.

Mucormycosis is colloquially known as “black fungus”

Black Fungus Symptoms, treatment, prevention: Mucormycosis, a rare but serious fungal infection, is being detected relatively frequently in Covid-19 patients across India. The disease, also known colloquially as “black fungus”, was made notifiable by the government on Thursday, making it mandatory for states to report both suspected and confirmed cases to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).

What is mucormycosis or ‘black fungus’? Who is at risk? What are the symptoms and treatment? Take a look.

Mucormycosis, also called ‘black fungus’, is affecting some Covid-19 patients. Who is at risk from mucormycosis? What are the symptoms of mucormycosis or black fungus? How can you prevent black fungus? What is the treatment for mucormycosis?

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