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Black Fungus cases on a rise in Karnataka


Team Udayavani, May 16, 2021, 4:11 PM IST

Bengaluru: Mucormycosis or Black Fungus cases are on a rise in Karnataka among Covid-19 patients.

It is said 12 people in Hubbali and 4 people in Raichur have been infected with black fungus. They are currently being treated with the available medications

A rare but serious fungal infection, mucormycosis or ‘black fungus’ is being detected relatively frequently among Covid-19 patients. The disease often manifests in the skin and also affects the lungs and the brain.

A few experts claim that the infections are due to the poor quality of water used in humidified oxygen.

 

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