A Delhi hospital has witnessed rising cases of fungal infection believed to be triggered by COVID-19. But, further analysis is needed to verify it.
According to the CDC, a group of molds called mucormycetes is responsible for causing this disease. Mucormycete is a rare killer fungus called Mucor, which leads to a disease called Mucormycosis or Black Fungus. It mainly affects people who have lower immunity to fight germs and sickness and commonly affects the sinuses or the lungs after inhaling fungal spores from the air.
However, relating the fungal infection as a direct result of COVID-19 cannot be done at the current time as an in-depth analysis into the matter is required, and a clear case study needs to verify it.
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