The black fungus nightmare facing India’s coronavirus patients
SCMP, 14 May 2021
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India is reporting a sharp increase in the number of rare “black fungus” infections, or mucormycosis, among patients who survived Covid-19. The fungal infection is caused by exposure to a mould commonly found in soil and plants. But the current outbreak is afflicting post-Covid-19 patients with diabetes, who have been treated with steroids that compromised their immune systems.
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