Why the COVID-19 Surge Led to a Black Fungus Outbreak in India

Why the COVID-19 Surge Led to a Black Fungus Outbreak in India

Share on Pinterest Amarjeet Kumar Singh/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images An epidemic of ‘black fungus’ cases has surged in India in the wake of a spike in COVID-19. Symptoms of black fungus ( mucormycosis ) include facial swelling, nasal congestion, and headache. A surge in cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, is affecting India — a country already experiencing a severe rise in COVID-19 cases. This potentially fatal fungal infection is likely increasing due to the surge of people with COVID-19. With so many people experiencing compromised immunity from COVID-19, a surge in mucormycosis became more likely.

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