How to prevent Mucormycosis? Dos and don'ts for black fungus in COVID patients

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An advisory by ICMR stated that Mucormycosis mainly affects people who are on medication that reduces their ability to fight environmental pathogens.

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Published on May 12, 2021 -  01:47
Black Fungus: Over 2000 cases in Maharashtra, Mucormycosis deaths on the rise | Oneindia News
While Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to wreak havoc in the country, the new fear of mucormycosis or black fungus is causing more worries. Maharashtra has reported more deaths caused by the black fungus while the government has said there may be 2,000 cases of mucormycosis in the state. On Monday, Odisha also reported its first case of mucormycosis while Delhi, Gujarat and a few other states have already detected cases of the feared black fungus. #BlackFungus #Mucormycosis #Covid19

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