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FAQ: What Is ‘Black Fungus’ in COVID Patients? How Lethal Is It?

Delhi hospitals have reported a rise in cases of mucor, a rare fungal infection, with the rise of COVID pandemic.

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In the last few weeks, along with COVID, India has also been seeing a parallel rise in cases a mysterious fungal infection, dubbed 'black fungal infection'.

This infection is particularly feared because of how rapidly it can escalate and lead to people losing their eyesight or even organ function.

But the 'black fungal infection', or mucormycosis, isn't mysterious at all. It was just very rare. However, with the COVID pandemic, the number of people getting infected with mucor has gone up significantly.

Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was one of the first to sound the alarm bells, followed by hospitals in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

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