As India grapples with a deadly second wave of COVID-19, a new threat is emerging: a rare infection called mucormycosis, or the “black fungus”.
- Mucormycosis is an infection caused by fungi found in the soil
- People who have had severe COVID are given drugs to dampen their immune response, which makes them more at risk
- Those with a compromised immune system or diabetes are also at risk
Even prior to the pandemic, the rare fungal infection disproportionately affected Indian patients, with…