Black Fungus Attack in Second wave of Covid-19

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Archana Dixit
D K Awasthi


The second wave of Covid-19 impacted even more lives across India and the world. As the dust settles around the second wave of Covid-19 in India, we must brace ourselves for another fight- the Black Fungus. Doctors reported seeing cases of Mucormycosis in patients that had already recovered from the Delta variant of Covid-19. Mucormycosis or Black Fungus is a fungal infection caused by a group of molds which are called mucormycetes. It is a rare but fatal infection if not treated as soon as possible. The disease has a mortality rate between 40-50%. Mucormycosis is not a contagious disease. Fungal spores in our environment infect the Individuals. The spores can infect your lungs, and sinus and can eventually spread to your brain, heart, and other organs. Mucormycosis can also develop on the skin, the fungal spores can enter through a cut, scrape, burn, or other skin injuries. Black fungus usually affects people with weakened immune systems. People with diabetes are also vulnerable to this infection. The rise in cases can also be attributed to the use of cheap steroids on Covid patients. These steroids can lower immune response which can make patients vulnerable to Mucormycosis, according to experts. In this article, Black Fungus Attack is discussed in covid-19 patients during second wave.

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Dixit A, Awasthi D. Black Fungus Attack in Second wave of Covid-19. ANSDN [Internet]. 31Jul.2022 [cited 29Jan.2023];10(01):. Available from:
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