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India has so far recorded more than 4,300 ‘black fungus’ post Covid-19 deaths

At least 4,300 people have died of the deadly “black fungus” in India in a growing epidemic that mainly affects Covid-19 patients. India has reported 45,374 cases of this rare and dangerous infection, called mucormycosis, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said. It affects the nose, eyes and sometimes the brain, and usually strikes 12-18 days […]

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India reports nearly 9,000 cases of Black Fungus infection

India has registered over 8,800 cases of deadly “black fungus” in a growing epidemic of the disease. The normally rare infection, called mucormycosis, has a mortality rate of 50%, with some only saved by removing an eye. But in recent months, India saw thousands of cases affecting recovered and recovering Covid-19 patients. Doctors say there […]

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Black fungus infections surge in India, states declare it an epidemic

Coronavirus patients in India are facing a new challenge ‘Black fungus’ – a rare fungal infection. It causes blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing of blood. Doctors believe the use of steroids to treat severe COVID-19 could be causing the condition. Coronavirus patients with diabetes […]