The black fungus infection, known as mucormycosis, is not a new infection, according to AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria, but the number of cases has suddenly risen due to Covid-19 and its treatment. This fungus' spores can be found in the air, soil, and sometimes food, but its virulence is poor. If the patient's steroid abuse is under control and he or she does not have elevated blood sugar, the chances of a post-covid fungal infection are slim. Dr. Vishal Rao, oncologist, said that the people who are getting infected with black fungus were at some point COVID positive and were given steroids.
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